The selection process for the ICA 2017 pre-conference “The Consequences of the Internet for Authoritarian Politics: Comparative Perspectives” has been completed. The Emmy Noether research group would like to thank all the scholars who replied to the call for papers. We are now happy to announce the list of speakers and discussants who will participate in the event:  


Svetlana Bodrunova (Saint Petersburg University, Russia)

Muzammil M. Hussain (University of Michigan, USA)

Du Juana (Royal Roads University, Canada)

Anna Litvinenko (FU Berlin, Germany)

Ting Luo (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Paolo Mancini (University of Perugia, Italy)

Michael Meyen (LMU Munich, Germany)

Marcus Michaelsen (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, Netherlands)

Sarah Oates (University Maryland, USA)

Terhi Rantanen (London School of Economics, UK)

Kerem Schamberger (LMU Munich, Germany)

Danie Stockmann (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Joshua A. Tucker (New York University, USA)

Florian Toepfl (FU Berlin, Germany)

Katrin Voltmer (University of Leeds, UK)

Liu Yusi (Zhejiang University, China)

Hongzhong Zhang (Beijing Normal University, China) 

We are delighted that so many distinguished scholars have found the topic of the pre-conference interesting. Non-speakers are also welcome to attend the event: please register for it on the ICA website. We are looking forward to seeing you all in San Diego!


The preliminary programme of the pre-conference and the other details of the event will be published on this website by February 2017. 


The pre-conference will take place on May 25, 2017, as part of ICA 2017. It aims to provide a forum for scholars from across the globe to discuss, and develop, comparative perspectives on the consequences of the Internet for authoritarian politics.