Journal Article: "How Autocracies Disrupt Unsanctioned Information Flows: The Role of State Power and Social Capital in North Korea"


Discover how social relations play a critical role in determining the flow of unsanctioned information in authoritarian regimes, specifically in North Korea.

A new study by Doctors Peter Ward and Steven Denney examines the use and circulation of illicit foreign information among citizens, highlighting the importance of social capital and trust-related effects in determining information flows. They show the key role played by social relations in determining how and where politically unsanctioned content is acquired and disseminated. No weak ties? No civil society.

For those interested in learning more, the full article can be found in the journal "Problems of Post-Communism".