Blogs & Bullets I: New Media in Contentious Politics

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January 02, 2010

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Summary: In this report from USIP's Centers of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding, and Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, a team of scholars from GW and Harvard University, as well as scientists from Morningside Analytics, critically assesses both the "cyberutopian" and "cyberskeptic" perspectives on the impact of new media on political movements. 


  • Sean Aday, director of IPDGC, associate professor of media and public affairs, GW
  • Henry Farrell, associate professor of political science, GW
  • Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science and international affairs, GW
  • John Sides, assistant professor of political science, GW
  • John Kelly, founder and lead scientist at Morningside Analytics
  • Ethan Zuckerman, senior researcher, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

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