In this podcast we speak to Kjetil Selvik about his paper ‘Hybrid Media and Hybrid Politics: Contesting Informational Uncertainty in Lebanon and Tunisia’, co-authored with Katrin Voltmer and Jacob Høigilt. The article explores some of the ambiguities and openings found in regimes that combine both democratic and authoritarian elements. Kjetil is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. His research interests include authoritarian regime politics, business politics, Islamic movements and media and communication. He leads an ongoing project on ‘Journalism in struggles for democracy: media and polarization in the Middle East’.
Works mentioned: Andreas Schedler The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism. Oxford University Press.