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Title: From Arab Spring to Chinese Winter: Political communication
Authors: Uludağ Üniversitesi/İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi/Kamu Yönetimi Bölümü.
Serdar, Sertaç
Keywords: Arab Spring
Political communication
Political participation
New media
Chinese Winter
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Uludağ Üniversitesi
Citation: Serdar, S. (2013). "From Arab Spring to Chinese Winter: Political communication". International Journal of Social Inquiry, 6(1), 113-125.
Abstract: It was precived as a spring to Arabian World, political protests that relevant to democratization which has started in North Africa in early days of 2011. As well as some commentators called it victory of democracy, some others thought success of capitalizm. Facebook as well Twitter, ocurred as communicator for Arab Spring, moreover as reason why this social movement came out. Some says the internet proved itself in North Africa as a new way of political communication. This is not the only one thing to disappoint hopeful ones in early months of 2011 that The Spring could not reach goals till today also the objection to being new era and primary role of the internet. China is the main reason for this objection to assumption that the net is new democratization instrument. 34 percent of one and half billion people, it means 458 thousand, are internet user in China. It might be expectable to see some cues for democratizing China if the internet has had features related with democracy and capitalizm. In this article, the internet as a new media, will query the importance for political communication basis on Arab Spring and the situation in China.
ISSN: 1307-8364
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