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Cross-National Proximity in Online Social Network and Protest Diffusion: An Event History Analysis of Arab Spring
|Title:||Cross-National Proximity in Online Social Network and Protest Diffusion: An Event History Analysis of Arab Spring|
|Authors:||Kwon, K. Hazel|
|Keywords:||binary-time-series-cross-section analysis (BTSCS)|
online social networks
|Date Issued:||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. \|
|Rights:||Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International|
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Network Analysis of Digital and Social Media Minitrack|
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