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Information and Communication Technologies as Drivers of Social Unrest


Martha Garcia-Murillo


Syracuse University - School of Information Studies

Marcio Almeida Wohlers


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Moinul Zaber


LIRNEasia; Chalmers University of Technology

July 14, 2015

Proceedings of the 9th CPRLatam Conference, Cancun, July 13-14th, 2015

Abstract:     
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are reducing the transaction costs of information gathering and distribution. This can be, and has shown to be, a powerful tool for citizens that need to organize to protest against what they may perceive as social injustice. In fact this century has seen much more tangibly the manner in which these technologies facilitated, to a certain extent, The Arab Spring and the Occupy movements. Using ICT we expect to understand the relationships of political stability with the following variables: a) poverty: b) education and corruption c) and freedom of expression.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: political stability, ICT appropriation, citizenship

JEL Classification: Z1


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Date posted: December 20, 2015  

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Garcia-Murillo, Martha and Wohlers, Marcio Almeida and Zaber, Moinul, Information and Communication Technologies as Drivers of Social Unrest (July 14, 2015). Proceedings of the 9th CPRLatam Conference, Cancun, July 13-14th, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705635

Contact Information

Martha A. Garcia-Murillo (Contact Author)
Syracuse University - School of Information Studies ( email )
220 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States
(315) 443-1829 (Phone)
(315) 443-5806 (Fax)
Marcio Almeida Wohlers
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) ( email )
Brazil
Moinul Zaber
LIRNEasia ( email )
12 Balcombe Place
Colombo, 08
Sri Lanka
Chalmers University of Technology ( email )
SE-412 96 Goteborg
Sweden
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