Essays about: "digital repression"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 essays containing the words digital repression.

  1. 1. Hidden behind the pandemic: A study on the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions on dissent

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Cecilia Maria Borella; [2022]
    Keywords : State repression; COVID-19; Dissent; Philippines;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to address how COVID-19 restrictions affected dissent events in autocracies and electoral autocracies. To do so relies on the combination of the grievances and resource mobilization theories. READ MORE

  2. 2. Non-violent resistance movements in the light of digital repression

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Anna Plaudina; [2022]
    Keywords : repression; digital repression; backfire effect; censorship; Belarus; digital revolution; mobilization; ICT; Telegram revolution;

    Abstract : Over the past decade, the success rate of non-violent resistance movements has decreased. With the development of information and communication technology (ICT), governments have taken repression into the digital realm to tamper with protest movements. READ MORE

  3. 3. Digital Repression: Backlash or Deterrence of Dissent? : A quantitative analysis of the Middle East and North Africa region during 2000-2020

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Perla Toubia; [2022]
    Keywords : MENA; state repression; digital repression; cyber regulation; dissent; mass mobilization; protest; information and communication technology ICT ; repression-dissent puzzle; backlash; deterrence;

    Abstract : Digital Repression: Backlash or Deterrence of Dissent? is a quantitative analysis of the MENA region between the years 2000 and 2020. By distinguishing, theoretically as well as empirically, between nonphysical and physical aspects of state repression, this study aims to fill an identified research gap and contribute to the literature on the repression-dissent puzzle. READ MORE

  4. 4. THE CONTRADICTORY ROLE OF THE INTERNET IN AUTOCRACIES Exploring differences between reactive and proactive online repression

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Ella Turta; [2021-07-20]
    Keywords : online repression; mass mobilization; asymmetrical control; internet policy; digital authoritarianism;

    Abstract : Ever since the early days of the Internet the “freedom of the Internet” has been a subject for debate. Is it characterized by an anti-authoritarian ideology that fosters public dissent and challenges the authoritarian rule? Or are autocrats using modern technology for their own illiberal purposes? Recent research argues that viewing modern communication technology as inherently liberative or repressive undermines the fact that the Internet functions in a constantly evolving political context. READ MORE

  5. 5. The double-edged sword? A quantitative analysis of authoritarian stability in the digital context.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Daniel Pakzad Kasra; [2021-03-31]
    Keywords : Authoritarian stability; Modern Information and Communication technologies ICTs ; Repression;

    Abstract : Ever since its introduction the relationship between the modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) and authoritarian stability has been a topic of discussion. We have witnessed how the tools these technologies brought with them have been used to mobilize protest and topple dictators, at the same time we are seeing how authoritarian leaders use the technologies for the benefit of their own through enhancing surveillance and propaganda efforts. READ MORE