Social Media

Away from Political Parties into Lifestyle Politics: Young People in Advanced Democracies

Intifar Chowdhury • Jul 23 2022 • Articles

Political parties need to revaluate their mission in an age of new media as newer generations replace older members of the electorate.

Securitisation and Vernacular Discussions of Terrorism on Social Media

Social media users are not only aware of the dominant narratives produced in the wake of an attack, but that they also shape and challenge them.

State Social Media and National Security Strategy: Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

Marisa Tramontano • Apr 20 2021 • Articles

The IDF’s imagery showcases the durable background symbols that make social media posts powerful, effective, and convincing.

Critical Security Studies Needs to Better Consider the Intricacies of Social Media

Joseph Downing and Richard Dron • Dec 9 2020 • Articles

There is no formula for deciding who on social media rises to prominence as a security influencer in any given context, and influence in this case is ephemeral and short-lived.

Post-Truth and Far-Right Politics on Social Media

Hüseyin Pusat Kildiş • Nov 17 2020 • Articles

The fact that anyone who uses social media can encounter and be affected by racist, Anti-Semitic and white supremacist posts shared by far-right figures reveals inherent dangers.

The Impact of Social Media Hashtags on Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Hoitsimolimo Mutlokwa • Sep 14 2020 • Articles

Pressure is mounting for the Zimbabwean government to respect the rule of law and respond to multiple human rights violations.

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.

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