Networked movements and the circle of trust: civil society groups as agents of change in Sudan

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Abstract

The Internet and Social Network Sites (SNSs) have created spaces where groups and individuals can communicate, collaborate, and mobilize. These new spaces are important for civic actors, especially in repressive political environments, because they significantly lower costs and remove impediments that may affect collective action. Collective identity is a strong predictor of collective action and mobilization in social movements and civil society groups. This article examines the civil society sector in Sudan via an analysis of the communication patterns and online networks of two organizations. The research investigates how shared grievances among individuals may create a sense of community and collective identity, consequently leading to collective action. The Internet and SNSs serve as facilitators for this collective action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-489
Number of pages20
JournalInformation Communication and Society
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Sudan
  • civil society groups
  • mobilization
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Library and Information Sciences

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