Search for dissertations about: "Arab Spring"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words Arab Spring.

  1. 1. Openness as Political Culture : The Arab Spring and the Jordanian Protest Movements

    Author : Arvid Lundberg; Johan Lindquist; Mark Graham; Daniele Cantini; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; activism; Arab Spring; democracy; Jordan; political culture; aktivism; arabiska våren; demokrati; Jordanien; politisk kultur; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This study is an exploration of the origins of the Arab Spring in Jordan and across the region. Based on ethnographic fieldwork among the leadership of the Jordanian protest movements, it suggests a new way of understanding why these movements fell apart. READ MORE

  2. 2. Breaking digital firewalls : analyzing internet censorship and circumvention in the arab world

    Author : Walid Al-saqaf; Stig-Arne Nohrstedt; Åke Grönlund; Naomi Sakr; Walid Al-Saqaf; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Internet censorship; filtering; circumvention; Alkasir; Arab Spring; free speech; liberation technology; authoritarianism; freedom of expression; Media and Communication Studies; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the role of Internet censorship and circumvention in the Arab world as well as Arabs’ views on the limits to free speech on the Internet.The project involves the creation of an Internet censorship circumvention tool named Alkasir that allows users to report and access certain types of censored websites. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Egyptian Uprising of 2011: Tracing the Role of the Cairo-Based Political Opposition

    Author : Arne Wackenhut; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Arab Spring; Egypt; Egyptian revolution; contentious politics; diffusion; Middle East and North Africa; mobilization; social movements; social movement theory;

    Abstract : It is the aim of this study to understand the mobilization process leading up to and the diffusion of collective contentious behavior during the Egyptian Uprising of 2011. Using process tracing and focusing on the role of the so-called Cairo-based political opposition, this study contributes to debates on social movement theory and contentious politics by elaborating on the causal mechanisms that facilitate mobilization and diffusion processes in periods of heightened social conflict. READ MORE