TECHNOLOGY AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ARAB WORLD

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Faculty of Economy& Social Science; Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran

2 PhD Student, International Relations, Lobachevski State University, Russia

Abstract

Information technology has demolished time and distance. The new communication technologies have become dominant in contemporary world politics. The tools such as mobile phones, internet and satellite networks play supporting role in social changes with strengthening public space. We witness the effectiveness of new media in the recent unprecedented developments in Arabic countries. The social media such as twitter and facebook give people free access to channels of communication and society becomes more transparent. Although political and economic conditions are more determined in revolutionary changes, but the recent events would occur more expensive and longer if the modern means of communication were not available.

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Volume 43, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
January 2014
Pages 99-115
  • Receive Date: 06 February 2012
  • Revise Date: 16 June 2014
  • Accept Date: 07 May 2012
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2013