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Cross-National Proximity in Online Social Network and Protest Diffusion: An Event History Analysis of Arab Spring

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Title: Cross-National Proximity in Online Social Network and Protest Diffusion: An Event History Analysis of Arab Spring
Authors: Kwon, K. Hazel
Hemsley, Jeff
Keywords: binary-time-series-cross-section analysis (BTSCS)
network exposure
online social networks
protest diffusion
social movement
Issue Date: 04 Jan 2017
Abstract: This study examines the role of online social network proximity in cross-national diffusion of offline protests. Drawn upon Valente’s (1995) network diffusion model, the study operationalizes social network proximity-based protest exposure, using the international Facebook friendship share data. One year-long onsite protests during Arab Spring 2011 are examined using event history modeling. The findings offer evidence of an contemporaneous online network exposure effect on cross-national diffusion of protests. An expected lagged diffusion effect was not found, however. The paper presents an innovative approach to the scholarship of global protest diffusion and collective actions. \
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41414
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-0-2
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2017.260
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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