Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Information Age

  title={Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Information Age},
  author={Elvis H Kim},
  journal={International Area Studies Review},
  pages={205 - 223}
  • Elvis H Kim
  • Published 1 September 2021
  • Political Science
  • International Area Studies Review
The outbreak of the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa reignited the debate over the possibilities of democratization, with much attention paid to the roles of the internet. This paper attempts to answer the questions of whether the expansion of the internet leads to democratization and how calls for democratization during the Arab Spring produced contrasting results in Tunisia and China. The time-series cross-sectional analysis based on data of 166 countries suggests that the… 

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