publications

Our research also appears as policy reports, working papers, scholarly articles, books, book chapters, and news editorials.  We have assembled several kinds of bibliographies about information technology and political Islam.  We provide these as a research resources for scholars, journalists, policy makers and the interested public:

  1. Reference List from Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
    Here is a *.pdf of the citations appearing in The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.  This would be particularly interesting to researchers looking for a relatively comprehensive list of important works on the topic of technology diffusion and political Islam, and is current as of the first quarter 2010. [Download]
  2. Updated Zotero File on Information Technology and Political Islam
    This Zotero file contains many of the references used in our research, including books and articles, and it is updated every few months. [Link]
  3. Grey Literature Archive of Technology Diffusion and Social Development
    This archive, developed a sister project, the World Information Access Project, contains many grey literature policy documents and unpublished manuscripts that document technology diffusion in many countries.  [Link]

Books and Edited Volumes:

Philip N. Howard, The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy:  Information Technology and Political Islam. New York:  Oxford University Press, 2010.

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain, Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. New York: Oxford UniversityPress, 2013.
Muzammil M. Hussain and Philip N. Howard (Eds.), State Power and Information Infrastructure. London: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.

Research publications (alphabetically):

Aiden Duffy and Philip N. Howard.  “Iran’s Political Parties Link to Persian Blogosphere More than News Sources.”  Project on Information Technology and Political Islam, Research Memo 2010.2. 5 pp. Seattle, University of Washington.

Aiden Duffy and Philip N. Howard.  “Western News and Social Media Websites Broker Information for Iraq’s Political Web.”  Project on Information Technology and Political Islam, Research Memo 2010.1. 4 pp. Seattle, University of Washington.

Muzammil M. Hussain and Philip N. Howard, “Information Technology and the Limited States of the Arab Spring.” In Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood: A New Form of Governance? (Eds.). Oxford University Press, in press.

Muzammil M. Hussain and Philip N. Howard, “Opening Closed Regimes:  Civil Society, Information Infrastructure, and Political Islam.” In Comparing Digital Politics: Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Philip N. Howard, “#IranElection:  Inside the cyberwar for Iran’s future.” Miller-McCune Magazine.  January-February 2010.  pp. 28-33.

Philip N. Howard, “The Lasting Impact of Digital Media on Civil Society.” U.S. State Department Global E-Journal. January 25, 2010.

Philip N. Howard, Aiden Duffy, Deen Freelon, Muzammil Hussain, Will Mari, and Marwa Mazaid, “Opening Closed Regimes: What was the role of social media during the Arab Spring?“ Project on Information Technology and Political Islam, Research Memo 2011.1. 30pp. Seattle, University of Washington.

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain, “The Role of Digital Media.Journal of Democracy, Volume 22, Issue 3, 2011.

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain, “Digital Media and the Arab Spring.” In Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy (Eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

Philip N. Howard, Sheetal D. Agarwal, and Muzammil M. Hussain, “When do states disconnect their digital networks? Regime responses to the political uses of social media.“ The Communication Review’s special issue: Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent, Volume 14, Issue 3, 2011.

Philip N. Howard, Sheetal D. Agarwal, and Muzammil M. Hussain, “The Dictators’ Digital Dilemma.Issues in Technology Innovation, October, 2011. DC, Brookings Institution.

Other publications (chronologically):

Philip N. Howard, “Egypt Elections: Muslim Brotherhood Loses, Internet Wins.” The Huffington Post. December 3, 2010.

Philip N. Howard, “A State Department 2.0 Response to the Arab Spring.” The Huffington Post. February 9, 2011.

Philip N. Howard, “Digital Media and the Arab Spring.” Reuters. February 16, 2011.

Philip N. Howard, “The Great Debate: Why democracy will win.” Reuters. March 25, 2011.

Philip N. Howard, “The Internet and Iran: It is possible to pull the plug.” Spiegel Online. September 2, 2011.

Philip N. Howard, “The Upside Downside of Social Media Protests.” Reuters. August 23, 2011.