Digital contention

Building upon Van Laer and Van Aelst (2010)’s digital action repertoires, I explore how people and activists use modern digital technologies to challenge and protest governments in this project.

So far, articles related to this project looked at Denial-of-Service attacks as a contention tool during elections and as a response to aggressive foreign policies. Together with Neil Ketchley, I show how activists adjust their online behavior to the repressive off- and online environment in Egypt.

Philipp M. Lutscher
Philipp M. Lutscher
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests include communication and information technology, authoritarian regimes, contentious politics, and quantitative methods