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SocialMedia SIGNED

Social Media, Political Participation, and Accountability

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Project "SocialMedia" data sheet

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Organization address
address: PLACA DE LA MERCE, 10-12
postcode: 8002

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙170˙625 €
 EC max contribution 1˙170˙625 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2020-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA ES (BARCELONA) coordinator 1˙170˙625.00


 Project objective

The goal of the project is to examine how advances in information technologies affect public policies. In particular, it will empirically investigate the causal effect of social media on political participation. The first part of the project will examine the effect of social media penetration on participation in political protest activities, as well as the mechanisms that drive these effects, using a specific example of protests activities in Russia in 2011-2012. We will exploit idiosyncratic variation in the early penetration of social media across cities to identify causal effect of social media penetration on participation in protest activities. We will also exploit the effects of early penetration on the distribution of users across competing online social networks to examine the role of coordination as a specific mechanism behind the effect. The second part of the project will use content analysis of the messages in social media and detailed information on the network structure and its evolution over time to study (1) the effect of network structure on the diffusion of information and subsequent actions; (2) the effect of offline events on network formation. Exogenous shock in the form of unexpected wave of protest activities will be used to identify the effects of interest. Smaller parts of the project will use survey experiments and cross-country comparison of the content of traditional and social media to provide additional evidence on the mechanisms behind the effects of social media. The project will be mainly empirical, but it will rely heavily on the theoretical advances in the fields of political economy and network analysis.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Ruben Enikolopov, Alexey Makarin, Maria Petrova
Social Image, Networks, and Protest Participation
published pages: , ISSN: 1556-5068, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2940171
SSRN Electronic Journal 2019-11-08
2016 Ruben Enikolopov, Alexey Makarin, Maria Petrova
Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
published pages: , ISSN: 1556-5068, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2696236
SSRN Electronic Journal 2019-11-08

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