Elena Waldispuehl: Cyberization, Politics, and Scientific Inquiry

Are you reading this information on your phone or computer? Have you ever wondered how technological innovation is transforming your daily life? Noting that we are living through an individual and collective “cyberization,” Elena Waldispuehl and Hugo Loiseau’s book, Cyberspace and Political Science: From Methodology to the Field, from Virtual to Real (translation ours; Presses de l’Université du Québec), attempts to delineate the social and political changes resulting from this major shift. More than that, and through skillful introspection, Waldispuehl and Loiseau question how cyberization impacts the scientific practices of political scientists like them. They argue that it is crucial to study the “cyber phenomenon” in order to secure the long-term credibility, knowledge, and significance of social science.


Elena Waldispuehl is a 2017 Trudeau scholar and a doctoral candidate in political science at the Université de Montréal.

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Elena Waldispuehl

  • Scholar 2017
Elena Waldispuehl (Political Science, Université de Montréal) is interested in how the use of social media is redefining collective action and the…