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Despite rapid growth and extended efforts on the part of international organizations, development agencies, and private investors to reach a broader audience, the vast majority of the world does not have effective Internet access. Alternatively, mobile telephones continue to proliferate, and already boast twice the users.  Have we made any progress, is the future mobile, and what has come of the World Summit on the Information Society?
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Digital tools are seen as playing a major part in political activities and revolutions around the world from the Green Revolution in Iran to the recent events in the Middle East and North Africa.  In this class, we'll explore the role of the Internet  in political organizing, social movements and popular protests, and the potential impact of digital tools on governance.
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== Readings ==
 
== Readings ==

Revision as of 16:09, 13 April 2011

April 19

Digital tools are seen as playing a major part in political activities and revolutions around the world from the Green Revolution in Iran to the recent events in the Middle East and North Africa. In this class, we'll explore the role of the Internet in political organizing, social movements and popular protests, and the potential impact of digital tools on governance.


Readings

The Internet and Government At Odds

  • Bruce Etling and John Kelly, Mapping Iran's Online Public, available here.

The Internet and Civic Crisis

  • Josh Goldstein and Juliana Rotich, Digitally Networked Technology in Kenya's 2007-2008 Post-Election Crisis, available here.

Additional Resources

Class Discussion

Links