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Sociala medier och revolutionen

Hesham El-Disoki, Maryam LU (2012) STVK01 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This is a case study that aims to explain social media's impact on the outcome of the Egyptian revolution by examining the social and political issues. The social mobilization process intends to seek citizens' rights to sustain a civil society.
Two main theories about the role of media from a social perspective and civil society are used in order to understand the rise of revolution and what criteria are being met for democratization. The study was conducted using articles, blogs and Facebook updates during 2011. This study shows that social media has provided a sphere for critical political opinions and a freedom of speech that overrode the state repression; However Social media was one of many tools that enhanced the public sphere to... (More)
This is a case study that aims to explain social media's impact on the outcome of the Egyptian revolution by examining the social and political issues. The social mobilization process intends to seek citizens' rights to sustain a civil society.
Two main theories about the role of media from a social perspective and civil society are used in order to understand the rise of revolution and what criteria are being met for democratization. The study was conducted using articles, blogs and Facebook updates during 2011. This study shows that social media has provided a sphere for critical political opinions and a freedom of speech that overrode the state repression; However Social media was one of many tools that enhanced the public sphere to make a progress of social mobilization and to some extent, had an impact on the output of 25 January 2011 Egyptian Revolution that led to the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak. In conclusion, online and offline catalytic tools, strategies, beside political opportunities smoothed the way to social and political mobilization and organization of the ground movement between revolutionaries, which had influence on overall context of the revolution.
I came to the conclusion that social media was used as a tool rather than a cause which erupted into a revolution. (Less)
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author
Hesham El-Disoki, Maryam LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En fallstudie om sociala mediers inflytande på revolutionen i Egypten
course
STVK01 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sociala medier, Egypten, revolution, civila samhället, mobilisering
language
Swedish
id
3158920
date added to LUP
2012-11-26 10:54:44
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2012-11-26 10:54:44
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  abstract     = {This is a case study that aims to explain social media's impact on the outcome of the Egyptian revolution by examining the social and political issues. The social mobilization process intends to seek citizens' rights to sustain a civil society. 
 Two main theories about the role of media from a social perspective and civil society are used in order to understand the rise of revolution and what criteria are being met for democratization. The study was conducted using articles, blogs and Facebook updates during 2011. This study shows that social media has provided a sphere for critical political opinions and a freedom of speech that overrode the state repression; However Social media was one of many tools that enhanced the public sphere to make a progress of social mobilization and to some extent, had an impact on the output of 25 January 2011 Egyptian Revolution that led to the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak. In conclusion, online and offline catalytic tools, strategies, beside political opportunities smoothed the way to social and political mobilization and organization of the ground movement between revolutionaries, which had influence on overall context of the revolution. 
 I came to the conclusion that social media was used as a tool rather than a cause which erupted into a revolution.},
  author       = {Hesham El-Disoki, Maryam},
  keyword      = {Sociala medier,Egypten,revolution,civila samhället,mobilisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sociala medier och revolutionen},
  year         = {2012},
}