Networks of Networks: Changing Patterns in Country Bandwidth and Centrality in Global Information Infrastructure, 2002-2010

Hyunjin Seo, Stuart J. Thorson

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Abstract

Linkages between countries have changed significantly as the global information infrastructure has evolved over the past decade. We argue that communication infrastructure and political processes evolve together, and in this study we attempt to measure key structural changes in bandwidth and the centrality of digital nodes in Middle East and North Africa. Using a combination of bandwidth metrics and centrality indicators, we demonstrate how global information infrastructure evolved between 2002 and 2010, and how several countries in the Middle East rose to prominence as good nodes mediating strong intraregional networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-358
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Communication
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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