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Social media and the Arab revolutions: a comparative case study of the role of social media in political participation among Egyptian students between 2011 and 2013

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly-Holmes, Helen
dc.contributor.author Althagafi, Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-31T11:43:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-31T11:43:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6517
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The present study aims at identifying and monitoring the roles, which social media played during the revolutions of the Arab countries, particularly the Egyptian revolutions in both 2011 and 2013. It later attempts to assess the extent to which social media contributed to achieving political change in Egypt. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect data from the Egyptian youth through a mixed design, using a questionnaire and interviews. The results obtained revealed that the participants believed that the political activists and young people in Arab countries used social media, which has become a strong political tool for change, as a means of political communication to activate and reinforce democracy. Additionally, social media, having a positive role in planning and encouraging demonstrations, contributed significantly to the development of the Arab Revolutions, especially the Egyptian revolution in 2011. However, Social media had a reduced role in 2013, and a fundamental change in the position of social media vis-à-vis more traditional media forms in the 2013 revolution. Which pushed all parties to work directly on the ground in most Egyptian areas. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.subject revolutions en_US
dc.subject Arab countries en_US
dc.subject political change en_US
dc.subject Egypt en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.title Social media and the Arab revolutions: a comparative case study of the role of social media in political participation among Egyptian students between 2011 and 2013 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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