Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence From Mubarak's Quasi-Experiment

@article{Hassanpour2014MediaDA,
  title={Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence From Mubarak's Quasi-Experiment},
  author={N. Hassanpour},
  journal={Political Communication},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
Conventional wisdom suggests that universal lapses in media connectivity—for example, disruption of Internet and cell phone access—have a negative effect on political mobilization. On the contrary, I argue that sudden and ubiquitous interruption of mass communication can facilitate revolutionary mobilization and proliferate decentralized contention. A dynamic threshold model for participation in network collective action is used to demonstrate that full connectivity in a social network can… Expand
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