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The digital origins of dictatorship and democracy : information technology and political Islam

Author: Philip N Howard
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011, ©2010.
Series: Oxford studies in digital politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information & communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. This book looks at the role that communications technologies play in advancing democratic transitions in Muslim countries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip N Howard
ISBN: 9780199736423 0199736421 9780199736416 0199736413
OCLC Number: 704083189
Description: xii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evolution and revolution, transition and entrenchment --
Lineages of the digital state --
Political parties online --
New media and journalism online --
Civil society and systems of political communication --
Censhorship and the politics of cultural production --
Conclusion: information technology and democratic Islam.
Series Title: Oxford studies in digital politics.
Responsibility: Philip N. Howard.

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Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information & communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. This book looks at the role that communications technologies play in advancing democratic transitions in Muslim countries.

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In contests between dictatorship and democracy, new media exert increasingly determinative influence. Philip Howard provides a detailed, thoughtful analysis of how the flow of information and tools Read more...

 
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