Social Media has rightly been celebrated as an empowering tool for ordinary citizens to mobilize against repressive rulers, and make marginalized voices heard. But a crucial question remains unanswered: why should power-hungry states, with de facto control over access to the Internet, impassively concede to defeat? The simple answer is: they do not. Behind the… Read more »
Anita Gohdes is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center and the Women and Public Policy Program in the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she worked at the Chair for Political Science IV at the University of Mannheim, where she obtained her PhD in 2014. She has also been associated with the Centre for the Study of Civil War at PRIO.