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Evolution and Revolution, Transition and Entrenchment

Philip N. Howard

in The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199736416
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866441 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736416.003.0003

Series: Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

Evolution and Revolution, Transition and Entrenchment

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This chapter offers a conceptual framework and some useful indicators for studying technology diffusion and political institutions. Topics discussed include the impact of information technology on Islamic political culture, information and community technology (ICT) access in the Muslim communities of the developing world, indexing democracy and ICT diffusion, and the impact of information infrastructure on democracy.

Keywords: ICT; communication technologies; Muslim communications; democracy; ICT diffusion; Islamic political culture

Chapter.  8110 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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