The Resource Distant proximity : a comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring, Johanne Kübler

Distant proximity : a comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring, Johanne Kübler

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Distant proximity : a comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring
Title
Distant proximity
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a comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring
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Johanne Kübler
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eng
Summary
The spread of the internet and migration are key dimensions associated with globalization and range among the most salient challenges of our times. Looking at the intersection of these two phenomena, this dissertation explores how the internet enables citizens of non-democracies living abroad to partake in the political discourse and online campaigns in their home countries. How does the fact of living in non-authoritarian countries affect the migrant’s position inside their online community? Using concepts from the contentious politics literature, I examine why migrant netizens adopt different roles in online campaigns in the years leading to and during the Arab uprisings at the examples of Tunisia and Morocco. I draw upon multiple empirical strategies including an analysis of web crawls of the Tunisian and Moroccan blogospheres, in-depth interviews with a number of key actors and frame analysis. I find that migrants were among the pioneers of political blogging, are well-integrated in their respective blogosphere and often occupy central positions. Political opportunity structures matter, thus the relative absence of repression allows migrants to act as radical mobilizers in highly repressive regimes like Tunisia. In contrast to that, migrant netizens in slightly more liberal settings like Morocco are less of a driving force than an equal partner in online discussions and campaigns, even if they might provide additional resources and establish contacts with international actors. Finally, the frame analysis reveals that radical migrant bloggers are likely to suffer from a lack of credibility due to their relative immunity to repression, unless they adapt their frames to the concerns of the wider blogger community, thereby enabling the creation of a broad coalition
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FIE
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Kübler, Johanne
Date time place
Defence date: 8 May 2017
Dewey number
303.4840956
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2017
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Social movements
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Social movements
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Protest movements
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Distant proximity : a comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring, Johanne Kübler
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/46325
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute; Professor Fiona B. Adamson, SOAS University of London; Professor Alexandra Segerberg, Stockholm University
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Includes bibliographical references
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
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30 cm.
Extent
193 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1088472972
Label
Distant proximity : a comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring, Johanne Kübler
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/46325
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute; Professor Fiona B. Adamson, SOAS University of London; Professor Alexandra Segerberg, Stockholm University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088472972

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