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The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and DemocracyInformation Technology and Political Islam$
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Philip N. Howard

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199736416

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736416.001.0001

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Evolution and Revolution, Transition and Entrenchment

Evolution and Revolution, Transition and Entrenchment

(p.37) Chapter 1 Evolution and Revolution, Transition and Entrenchment
The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Philip N. Howard (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

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

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