2014 article from the University of Copenhagen on how, when public space meets common knowledge, power can shift from established authority to the people
2014 Princeton study, published in in the Journal of Politics, examining empirical evidence relating to why people participated in the Arab Spring.
2014 study by New York University published in Journal of Politics on the relationship between popular protests, media freedom and coups.
2013 roundup of recent studies and papers that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring and its roots.
2013 interview with political scientist Matthew Baum of Harvard on the news media, public opinion dynamics and implications for intervention in Syria.
2013 study from Princeton and NYU on the nature of political revolutions and the possibility that upheaval can be a singular event, unlikely to be followed by more.
2012 survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitude Project on the use of social networking and mobile phones in 21 countries around the world.
2012 Pew Research Center report evaluated changing views of individuals in Muslim countries regarding government, equality and the effects of the Arab Spring
2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings, including those in Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.