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Published: 16 September 2019

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190918309

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The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies

Nils B. Weidmann and Espen Geelmuyden Rød

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

  • Presents a new theory for why the Internet can foster protest but also prevent it
  • Introduces a new dataset on political protest in autocracies
  • Presents a fine-grained, disaggregated study of political protest at the level of cities in more than 60 autocratic countries
  • Illustrates how autocratic control of the population increasingly employs digital tactics