Emerging media, political protests, and government repression in autocracies and democracies from 1995 to 2012
Source of Publication
International Communication Gazette
© The Author(s) 2019. This study empirically analyzed the relationships between emerging media as tools in fomenting anti-government protest as well as government repression of political opposition. Using a dataset of 162 democratic and autocratic countries over 18 years, potential differences between these phenomena were examined. The results of a series of analytic models suggest that higher levels of internet and mobile phones are positively associated with more instances of both political protests and political repression, which have increased dramatically in recent years. The differences between democratic and autocratic countries' emerging media and sociopolitical instability trends are explored and discussed.
Christensen, Britt and Groshek, Jacob, "Emerging media, political protests, and government repression in autocracies and democracies from 1995 to 2012" (2020). Scopus Indexed Articles. 16.