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Prof. Philip N. Howard

The Meta-Activism Project works because of all the smart people that devote their time, energy, and brain-power to the study of digital activism. One expert who has given some great support to the Meta-Activism Project is Philip N. Howard, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington and author of The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam, one of the first books to subject international digital activism data to rigorous quantitative analysis.

Prof. Howard did us a solid by asking his students to collect cases for the Global Digital Activism Data Set, resulting in 243 new cases from 69 countries. He’s also advising us on ways we can continue to build our data set to make it more representative. From all of us at the Meta-Activism Project: thanks!

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