Internet, Social Media, and the Globalization of Conflicts in the Middle East

28 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2011

Date Written: March 7, 2011

Abstract

This paper focuses on the impact of social media and the internet, as one aspect of globalization, on localized conflicts. The paper proposes that due to a variety of factors unique to the Middle East, the impact of social media may be expected to be greatest in the greater Middle East region. The theoretical argument is supported by a subsequent examination of several case studies and a review of the recent revolutionary movement in the Middle East. An annexed chart provides relevant data.

Keywords: Social Media, Facebook, Internet, Globalization of Conflicts, Middle East

Suggested Citation

Aiello, Steven, Internet, Social Media, and the Globalization of Conflicts in the Middle East (March 7, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1809668 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1809668

Steven Aiello (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

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