Social Media

Review – The Age of Illusions

Elizabeth Austin • Mar 25 2020 • Features
Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump's election.

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

Olga Krasnyak • Oct 22 2019 • Features
This volume highlights historical approaches as well as the distinct features of Russia's public diplomacy, such as its positioning as the guardian of traditional values.

Considering the Whole Ecosystem in Regulating Terrorist Content and Hate Online

Amy-Louise Watkin • Sep 18 2019 • Articles
The whole ecosystem is going to require new regulatory frameworks to combat extremist content online. Removal of content is not necessarily the best form of action.

Will Governments Lose Monetary Control to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency?

John Hawkins • Sep 4 2019 • Articles
Libra may struggle to impact markets unless they adopt a very aggressive strategy of below-cost pricing and are more efficient and much less costly than existing systems.

Interview – Amandine Hostein

E-International Relations • Aug 8 2019 • Features
Amandine Hostein discusses her PhD research on social media use by NGOs, the virtual public sphere, methodological challenges, and her experience chairing the BISA PGN.

Technology and Tyranny

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel • Jan 21 2019 • Articles
The concern with modern technology is that it has the capability of imposing a value system and influencing populations, thus creating an authoritarian environment.

Social Media Europe and the Rise of Comedy in Global Diplomacy

James Brasset and Christopher Browning • Oct 14 2018 • Articles
As the EU seeks to rebuild its public image in terms that millennials understand, it cannot laugh away the hierarchical power relations that pushed it to this point.

Recognition in Global Politics: The Challenge of Images and Technology

Constance Duncombe • Sep 5 2018 • Articles
While the role of recognition in world politics is ever more acknowledged, the technological and visual aspect of this process requires much greater consideration.

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

E-International Relations • Dec 4 2017 • Features
To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

The Continuing Russian Campaign to Divide the Democratic Party in the USA

Steven J. Barela • Sep 27 2017 • Articles
Russian bots and trolls are amplifying disinformation in social media. To wit, meddling in US democracy with a seed and feed campaign of divisive messages continues.

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