Elizabeth Dale (Florida): From Opera to Real Democracy: Popular Constitutionalism and Web 2.0. Helen Zerlina Margetts, Peter John, Scott A. Hale, and Stephane Reissfelder (Oxford): Leadership Without Leaders? Starters and Followers in Online Collective Action. Gema M. Garcia Albacete (UAM) and Yannis Theocharis, Will Lowe, and Jan W. Van Deth (Mannheim): Social Media Mobilisation as a Prompt for Offline Participation? Analysing Occupy Wall Street Twitterers’ Offline Engagement with the Movement. Sara El-Khalili (AUC): Social Media as a Government Propaganda Tool in Post-revolutionary Egypt. Tom Slee on Identity, Institutions, and Uprisings: There is a the­o­ret­i­cal side to the “Face­book Rev­o­lu­tion” debate about the role of dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies in the 2011 “Arab Spring” upris­ings, and it boils down to two ways of look­ing at things: the micro and the macro.

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