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The Twitter Revolutions: Social Media in the Arab Spring

JURIST Forum (http://jurist.org), October 24, 2011

3 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2012  

Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria School of Law; California University of Pennsylvania; John Jay College

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that social media and networking have proven pivotal in the success of the Arab Spring protest movements in a manner that was previously unforeseen by commentators and scholars.

Keywords: Social Media, Networking, Arab Spring, Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Protest Movements, Law and Ethics

JEL Classification: H56

Suggested Citation

Govern, Kevin H., The Twitter Revolutions: Social Media in the Arab Spring (2011). JURIST Forum (http://jurist.org), October 24, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2093434 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2093434

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