Using the internet for political activity. (c2009)

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dc.contributor.author Chahrour, Lina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-03T11:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-03T11:33:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-11-03
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/958
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (l. 136-145). en_US
dc.description.abstract The number of Middle Eastern women using the Internet as a means to be politically active has been increasing over the last few years. From blogging to e-government, the Internet is becoming indispensable for international political interaction. This research therefore asks: When and how does the Internet (or other new communication technologies) help Middle Eastern women to become politically active (and more empowered)? This research attempts to illustrate the methods used by Middle Eastern women on the Internet in order to make their voice heard. This research also looks at the different theoretical concepts, as well as the transition from traditional to online political activity and activism. In addition, this research looks at how International Organizations and NGOs located in the Middle East use the Internet to promote their roles. This said, this research is well aware of the advantages and the disadvantages that the Internet could bring to Middle Eastern women's empowerment. The analysis of this thesis will show how the proliferation of weblogs in the Middle East are allowing women to express their opinions, which has caught the attention of politicians and a great number of the public both at the domestic and the international level. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Internet -- Political aspects -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Internet -- Social aspects -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Political participation -- Middle East -- Computer network resources en_US
dc.subject Women -- Political activity -- Middle East -- Computer network resources en_US
dc.subject Internet and women -- Middle East en_US
dc.title Using the internet for political activity. (c2009) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The case of Middle Eastern women en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200100344 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. lmad Salamey
dc.author.commembers Dr. Khaled AI-Zamat
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: ix, 144 leaves; 30 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2009.59 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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