Entries by Scott Hale

Advancing Good Governance in International Development

Peter John will speak about Political Turbulence as part of an upcoming seminar entitled Advancing Good Governance in International Development held at Rhodes House, University of Oxford, on 9 June 2016. The annual seminar is jointly organised by Camfed International, the Oxford Department of International Development, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business […]

Peter John speaking at ‘I Will if You Will, Too’: Conditional Commitment in Collective Action

Political Turbulence co-author Peter John will keynote at a research workshop co-organized by King’s College London, City University London, and the University of Swansea on 3 June 2016. The workshop is entitled “‘I Will if You Will, Too’: Conditional Commitment in Collective Action”, and further details are available in the call for papers (.docx) This […]

Hay Festival 2016

Author Helen Margetts discussed Political Turbulence at the 2016 Hay Festival. As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing or downloading. Chain reactions caused by these tiny acts of participation form a growing […]

Helen Margetts in Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman

Helen Margetts will speak about the research behind Political Turbulence in conversation with Ethan Zuckerman at MIT on 3 May 2016. Further details are available at the event webpage on the MIT Media Center. How does the changing use of social media affect politics? In her recent book, Political Turbulence, Helen Margetts and colleagues Peter […]

Talk at Harvard University

Helen Margetts will speak about Political Turbulence at the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard University on 2 May 2016. Full details are available on CRCS’s website. How does the changing use of social media affect politics? In a recent book – Political Turbulence, Princeton University Press, 2016 – Helen Margetts and […]

Talk at CRASSH, University of Cambridge

Helen Margetts will speak about Political Turbulence on 26 April 2016 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge. The talk, entitled “Social Media and Political Turbulence,” will be from 14:30 to 16:30 in Room SG2, CRASSH, 7 West Road, Cambridge. Full details are available at the link […]

Keynote at ACM Web Science Conference

Helen Margetts will speak about Political Turbulence in her keynote at the 2016 ACM Conference on Web Science in Hannover, Germany. The keynote is entitled “Understanding Political Turbulence: The Data Science of Politics,” and the abstract is available in full at the link below. Social media are now inextricably intertwined with the political behaviour of […]

Oxford Literary Festival

Helen Margetts spoke about Political Turbulence at the 2016 Oxford Literary Festival on 3 April 2016. [The authors] demonstrate how most attempts at collective action online fail but some give rise to huge mobilisations and even revolution. Those that succeed are unpredictable, unstable and often unsustainable. They argue that a new form of pluralistic democracy […]

The Economist: A new kind of weather

A special report on technology and politics in The Economist examines questions of democracy, data, politics, and social media referencing the findings reported in Political Turbulence: A new book entitled “Political Turbulence” come[s] to an intriguing conclusion: social media are making democracies more “pluralistic”, but not in the conventional sense of the word, involving diverse […]

Referenced in The Guardian

John Naughton referenced Political Turbulence in his column in The Guardian entitled, “#Twitter crisis? Not if it decides that it can be a smaller, smarter platform.” The Guardian Bookshop is also selling Political Turbulence for £17 with free UK shipping! In a thought-provoking new book, Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action, Professor Helen […]