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== Readings ==
 
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* Etling, Kelly, Faris and Palfrey Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture and Dissent
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== Additional Resources ==
  
 
'''The Internet and Government At Odds'''
 
'''The Internet and Government At Odds'''
 
* Bruce Etling and John Kelly, Mapping Iran's Online Public, available [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2008/Mapping_Irans_Online_Public here].
 
* Bruce Etling and John Kelly, Mapping Iran's Online Public, available [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2008/Mapping_Irans_Online_Public here].
 
[http://nms.sagepub.com/content/12/8/1225.full.pdf]
 
  
 
'''The Internet and Civic Crisis'''
 
'''The Internet and Civic Crisis'''
 
* Josh Goldstein and Juliana Rotich, Digitally Networked Technology in Kenya's 2007-2008 Post-Election Crisis, available [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2008/Digitally_Networked_Technology_Kenyas_Post-Election_Crisis here].
 
* Josh Goldstein and Juliana Rotich, Digitally Networked Technology in Kenya's 2007-2008 Post-Election Crisis, available [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2008/Digitally_Networked_Technology_Kenyas_Post-Election_Crisis here].
  
== Additional Resources ==
 
 
* [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2009/Mapping_the_Arabic_Blogosphere Etling, Kelly, Faris, Palfrey Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere]
 
* [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2009/Mapping_the_Arabic_Blogosphere Etling, Kelly, Faris, Palfrey Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere]
 
* [http://fletcher.tufts.edu/forum/archives/pdfs/32-2pdfs/Faris-Etling_32-2.pdf Faris, Etling, Madison and the Smart Mob: The Promise and Limitations of the Internet for Democracy]
 
* [http://fletcher.tufts.edu/forum/archives/pdfs/32-2pdfs/Faris-Etling_32-2.pdf Faris, Etling, Madison and the Smart Mob: The Promise and Limitations of the Internet for Democracy]

Revision as of 16:17, 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

  • Etling, Kelly, Faris and Palfrey Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture and Dissent

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Additional Resources

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.

Class Discussion

Links