Title

Putting out fire with gasoline in Tahrir Square: Revisiting the Gamson hypothesis.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

SW Code: Bahaa Gameel

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

ISSN

1932-8036

Abstract

This study situates the Gamson hypothesis in the non-Western country of Egypt with an attempt to explore the relationship between the Gamson typology and political behavior in a country that has traditionally been under an authoritarian regime. Furthermore, this study suggests that additional factors might play important roles in the traditional relationship; it examines a possible link among media use, political corruption, and political rights to the Gamson typology based on a representative national survey conducted in Egypt. Several results differed from studies conducted in the Western world. Dissidents were more likely to engage in conventional political activities, which goes against the Gamson hypothesis. High efficacy regardless of trust level predicted conventional activities. This study aims not only to enrich the model but also to enhance our understanding of the diverse nature of the relationships among the Gamson typology and perceptions of political system, media use, and political activities in a non-Western authoritarian state.

Comments

Abstract only. Published in International Journal of Communication, 11, 1816-1838. Available at http://ijoc.org. Full-text article may be available through the link.

Publisher

University of Southern California

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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