Mobilization for change : the role of the networked public sphere in advancing civic participation and collective action in the Arab region; final technical report
The theory of the Networked Public Sphere draws on the premise that digital technologies have the potential to reduce costs and risks of individual’s participation in civic life and may facilitate individual motives for civic participation. The project has furthered growth of Access to Knowledge for Development’s (A2K4D) research relationships with partners in the U.S., Brazil, China, India and South Africa, as well as creation of a network of researchers at Berkman, A2K4D and in Tunisia at the Arab Policy Institute and Innova Tunisia. Focus is given to understanding opportunities and limitations of civic engagement in polarized digital environments.
Autor(es) : Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society