Why Are Contemporary Political Revolutions Leaderless? An Agent-Based Explanation

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One of the main aspects of the recent wave of revolutions in the so-called Arab Spring is the absence of a strong political leadership, substituted by an intensive use of social network technologies as a mean to obtain mass mobilizations. This evidence is in sharp contrast with the previous historical experience: in fact, charismatic gures, like Robespierre… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18944-4_14

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