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Kris Ruijgrok investigates the relationship between internet use and anti-government protest under authoritarian regimes. he shows that, in spite of the internet's shortcomings - including online repression by regimes themselves - internet use does play an important role, especially in the early stages of mobilisation. By challenging the information scarcity in authoritarian societies and exposing citizens to alternative political information online, internet use increases disillusionment with regimes.

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Date 4 July 2018
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
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K. Ruijgrok: Challenging Information Scarcity: The Effect on Internet Use on Protest under Authoritarian Regimes.


ProfM.E. Glasius


Dr U. Daxecker


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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.