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Revolutionen i Egypten: En fallstudie om sociala mediers roll utifrån nyinstitutionalismen
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Revolution in Egypt : The Social Media and the New Institutionalism (English)
Abstract [en]

This study examines whether social media had an influence on the revolution in Egypt. Social media was an important tool for the revolution since the president Hosni Mubarak and the Egyptian regime strictly controls the media. However social media was not the determining factor for the revolution, the revolt evolved due to many underlying factors. Social media facilitated communication, made the mobilization effective and, spread information to the inhabitants and to the rest of the world. The authors are discussing this theme from the new institutionalism perspective, democracy- and revolutionary theories and based on six selected interview persons; activists, researchers and journalists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Social media, revolution, Egypt, democracy, institution, mobilization
Keyword [sv]
Sociala medier, revolution, Egypten, demokrati, institution, mobilisering
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71652ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--11/00743--SEOAI: diva2:451875
Subject / course
Bachelor Thesis in Political Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-12-02 Created: 2011-10-27 Last updated: 2011-12-02Bibliographically approved

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