How Citizens are Using Technology to Fill in for Weak States

Today The Atlantic published an essay by DARP Executive Direct Phil Howard on the ways in which citizens are using digital media to fill in the gaps in state infrastructure.  Writes Howard:

Wherever governments are in crisis, in transition, or in absentia, people are using digital media to try to improve their condition, to build new organizations, and to craft new institutional arrangements. Technology is, in a way, enabling new kinds of states.

You can read the full article here.

Image: Reuters via The Atlantic

Mary Joyce
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