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Social Media, Democracy, and the Arab Spring

This weeks readings discuss the role that social media played in aiding in democracy in the Arab Spring. Howard’s article, “The Upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia: The Role of Digital Media,” delves into the ways in which digital media played … Continue reading

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Pushing Weak Ties to the Side

The readings this week continued to build on the issue of how much social media helped in the Arab Spring.   While the readings last week centered around the use of Twitter in “Iran’s Twitter Revolution,” this week’s focus is on … Continue reading

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Week 13

Kinsman’s structure of revolutions into two parts, revolt and rebuilding, is apt to describe the Arab Spring. He states, “Democracy can neither be exported nor imported…It needs to emerge from within, to be authentic and enduring” (Kinsman, 42). This goes … Continue reading

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