New CGP-Working Paper by Florian Fischer on protest, social media and regime change.
The study "Cascades of Collective Action?" by Florian Fischer tests the model of information cascades through the analysis of the recent political uprisings in Egypt and Syria. It aims not only at enhancing our knowledge of the model and its possible application(s), but also hopes to specifically shed light on how concise its adoption by Clay Shirky is with regard to social media. At the same time, it may contribute to our understanding of the recent political developments in the Middle East.
Read and download the full working paper here.