استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي في المشاركة الشعبية في التنمية Social Media Use in Public Participation Development

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2014-05-31
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عاهد الياس جريس جرايسه
Ahed Elias Jeries Jarayseh
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AL-Quds University
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This study seeks to understand the relationship between social media and development by studying the impact of social media in the dissemination of information and ideas, and in facilitating the interaction between individuals and groups around the world. Additionally, the study seeks to provide a better understanding about the impact of social media on public participation in social, political, and economic issues. Moreover, it highlights the role of this participation in development, assuming that there is a positive relationship between social media and development. The study introduces several media theories to prove the hypothesis, and investigates its applicability with social media. The study presents study samples from different public movements that took place around the world over the past decade, focusing particularly on the Arab spring. These study samples employed social media tools in announcing, lobbying, and spreading information locally and internationally. The overall framework of the study focuses on questions revolving around the relationship between social media tools and the development process, and utilizes the descriptive approach as the main methodology through referring to past studies and theories. Literature on social media was thoroughly analyzed and built upon to provide comprehensive interpretations of the current status of social media. This study faced some obstacles related to the accelerated development of social media tools, which imposes continuous changes and significant impact on literature analysis and study results. Additionally, there is a scarcity of Arabic literature and references that serve the core of the study. The study focused on the evolution of social media in the Arab world, and covers the period that has witnessed the social media evolution since 2010. The study presents a comprehensive research background, justifications, goals, research questions, hypotheses, methodology, and its borders it.
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الدراسات الاقليمية, Regional Studies
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