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14 Int'l Stud. J. 37 (2017-2018)
Digital Activism in Perspective: Palestinian Resistance via Social Media

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                 Digital Activism in Perspective:
             Palestinian Resistance via Social Media

                                               Mahmood Monshipouri
                                               Theodore Prompichai

   Political activism manifests itself through a broad spectrum of
tactics and strategies. In the wake of the 2011 Arab uprisings, the
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has witnessed the dissolution
of authoritative regimes in addition to significant allowances and
changes in overarching institutional structures. Within context of the
2011 uprisings and subsequent political changes seen in the region,
this paper will explore the modem dimensions of political activism
with respect to the Palestinian resistance movement. Facilitated by
social media, the Palestinians have newly developed a distinct
awareness that political activism and prolonged resistance can amount
to tangible change. This essay will address whether social media
platforms, and by extension the movements such platforms help to
foster, serve to either enhance or constrain the Palestinian objective

• Professor/Chair International Relations San Francisco State University, Visiting Professor UC-
   Berkeley mmonshipasfsu.edu
•* San Francisco State University Research Assistant. teddyprompichaitgmail.com
     International Studies Journal (ISJ) / Vol. 14 / No. 4 / Spring 2018 / pp.37-57

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