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. In ongoing work, I explore together with Neil Ketchley how activists adjust their online behavior to the repressive off- and online environment in Egypt, and, together with Nadiya Kostyuk different forms of online contention.

Philipp M. Lutscher
Philipp M. Lutscher
Postdoctoral Fellow

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