Title

Social media in democratic transitions and consolidations: what can we learn from the case of Tunisia?

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Magdalena Karolak, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of North African Studies

Publication Date

1-2-2020

Abstract

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The aim of this paper is to analyse the use of social media in the stages of uprising, democratic transition and democratic consolidation using the case study of Tunisia. While the impact of social media in uprisings has been widely documented in past research about the MENA region, Tunisia provides new evidence to the use of Internet in the processes of democratisation. Consequently, this research focuses in detail on the benefits but also the pitfalls of social media in transitions and consolidations. Data collection was based on interviews with Tunisian social media activists. The analysis is valuable to social media practitioners and researchers alike.

ISSN

1362-9387

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

8

Last Page

33

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

democratic consolidation, democratic transition, social media, Tunisia

Scopus ID

85047924954

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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