Recent Work

Here is a selected set of recent books, working papers, articles, and reports, many of which are available online. In addition, you can find  access to many of my papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at: and to slides for many of my presentations on Slideshare at

Most Recent Books (Books Listed at

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (2013, pb 2014):

Politics and the Internet (2014):

Society and the Internet (2014):

Graham, M., and Dutton, W. H. (2019) (eds), Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing our Lives, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press:

Dutton, W. H. (2020) (ed.), A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing:

Dutton, W. H. (2023), The Fifth Estate: The Power Shift of the Digital Age. New York: Oxford University Press.

Recent Working Papers, Articles and Reports

Dutton, W. H., and Blank, Grant (2015), ‘Cultures on the Internet’, InterMedia, Winter 2014/15 Vol 42 Issue 4/5: 55-57.

Haigh, T., Russell, A. L., and Dutton, W. H. (2015), ‘Histories of the Internet’, Information & Culture, 50(2): 143-59.

Grillo, F., Dutton, W. H., Cobo, C., (2015), ‘Change and Stability in the Economic Geography of Information: The Distribution of Jobs over Time and Across Industries in the Internet Age’, Symphonya: Emerging Issues in Management (, n. 1, pp. 44–62.

Dutton, W. H., SUN, Huan, Shen, Weiwei. (2015). ‘China and the Fifth Estate: Net Delusion or Democratic Potential?’, pp. 1-19 in Balcells, J., Battle, A., Padró-Solanet, A. (coord.), The Impact of Social Media in Politics and Public Administrations (online special issue). IDP. Revista de Internet, Derecho y Política. No. 20, pp. 1-19. Available at:

Sormanen, N. and Dutton, W.H. (2015), ‘The Role of Social Media in Societal Change: Cases in Finland of Fifth Estate Activity on Facebook’, Social Media + Society, July-December: 1–16.

Dutton, W. H., and Blank, G. (2015), ‘Cultural Stratification on the Internet: Five Clusters of Values and Beliefs among Users in Britain’, pp. 3-28 in Robinson, L, and Cotten, S. (eds), New Media Cultures: Communication and Information Technologies Annual, Vol. 11. Emerald Studies in Media and Communication, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Dutton, W. H. (2015), ‘Putting Policy in its Place: The Challenge for Research on Internet Policy and Regulation’, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, 12(1) (Fall): 157-84.

Dutton, W. (2017), ‘Fostering a Cyber Security Mindset’, Internet Policy Review, 6(1): DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.443 Available at:

Yankelevich, A., Shapiro, M., and Dutton, W. H. (2017), ‘Reaching Beyond the Wire: Challenges Facing Wireless for the Last Mile’, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, 19 (3): pp. 210-24.

Reisdorf, B. C., Dutton, W. H., Triwibowo, W., & Nelson, M. E. (2017). The Unexplored History of Operationalising Digital Divides: a Pilot Study. Internet Histories, 1-13.

Dutton, W. H., and Reisdorf, B. C. (2017), ‘Cultural Divides and Digital Inequalities: Attitudes Shaping Internet and Social Media Divides’, Information Communication and Society, 1-21.

Dutton, W. H. (2018), ‘Networked Publics: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Big Policy Issues’, Internet Policy Review, 15 May:

Dutton, W. H., and Fernandez, L. (2018/19), ‘How Susceptible Are Internet Users?’, InterMEDIA, December/January 2018/19 46(4): 36-40.

Robertson, C. T., Dutton, W. H., Ackland, R. & Peng, T-Q. (2019), ‘The Democratic Role of Social Media in Political Debates: The Use of Twitter in the First Televised US Presidential Debate of 2016’, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2019.1590283

Mack, E. A., Dutton, W. H., Rickard, R.V., and Yankelevich, A. (2019), ‘Mapping and Measuring the Information Society: A Social Science Perspective on the Opportunities, Problems and Prospects of Broadband Internet Data on the United States’, The Information Society. Available online at: https//

Fernandez, L., Reisdorf, B. C., and Dutton, W. H. (2019), ‘Urban Internet Myths and Realities: A Detroit Case Study’, Information Communication and Society, June: DOI:

Reisdorf, B.C., Yankelevich, A., Shapiro, M., and Dutton, W.H. (2019), ‘Wirelessly Bridging the Homework Gap: Technical Options and Social Challenges in Getting Broadband to Disconnected Students’, Education and Information Technologies, (July):

Dutton, W. H., Creese, S., Shillair, R., and Bada, M. (2019). Cyber Security Capacity: Does It Matter? Journal of Information Policy, 9: 280-306. doi:10.5325/jinfopoli.9.2019.0280

Dutton, W. H. (2020), ‘To Be or Not to Be Virtual – That is Not the Question’, InterMEDIA, 48 (3), September: 20-24: online at

Reisdorf, B., Fernandez, L., Hampton, K. N., Shin, I., and Dutton, W. H. (2020), ‘Mobile Phones Will Not Eliminate Digital and Social Divides: How Variation in Internet Activities Mediates the Relationship between Type of Internet Access and Local Social Capital in Detroit’, Social Science Computer Review, March:

Zorina, A., and Dutton, W. H. (2021), ‘Theorizing Actor Interactions Shaping Innovation in Digital Infrastructures: The Case of Residential Internet Development in Belarus’, Organization Science, 32(1), 156-180. Also published online in Articles in Advance: 26 Oct 2020,

Creese, S., Dutton, W. H., and Esteve-Gonzáleza, P. (2021), ‘The Social and Cultural Shaping of Cybersecurity Capacity Building: A Comparative Study of Nations and Regions, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 25, May, 941-955: DOI:

Creese, S., Dutton, W. H., Esteve-Gonzáleza, P., and Shillair, R. (2021), ‘Cybersecurity Capacity Building: Cross-National Benefits and International Divides’, Journal of Cyber Policy, 6(2), 214-235. Available at:

Shillair, R., Esteve-González, P., Dutton, W. H., Creese, S., Nagyfejeo, E., Von Solms, B. (2022), ‘Cybersecurity Education, Awareness Raising, and Training Initiatives: National Level Evidence-Based Results, Challenges, and Promise’, Computers and Security,  119, (May):

Zhang, X., Wan-Ying Lin, W-Y. & Dutton, W. H. (2022), ‘The Political Consequences of Online Disagreement: The Filtering of Communication Networks in a Polarized Political Context’, Social Media and Society, accessible online at:

Comments are most welcome