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Authoritarianism Online: What Can We Learn from Internet Data in Nondemocracies?

  • Sheena Chestnut Greitens (a1)

What kind of Internet data is generated in authoritarian political environments? And how can political scientists use that data to better understand the dynamics of nondemocratic regimes?

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PS: Political Science & Politics
  • ISSN: 1049-0965
  • EISSN: 1537-5935
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