As I process the whirlwind of reactions following the riots at Capitol Hill last week, I would like to share my thoughts on three complex topics: President Trump’s divisive speech, the dismissal of media as fake news, the role of social media platforms.
"In this post, I am going to share some resources and tips to write academic blog posts that I wished I had known about when I first started blogging"
In this blogpost, we argue that through their content moderation practices, internet communication companies are acting as definers, judges and enforcers of freedom of expression on their services.
This blogpost offers a refined understanding of member states’ ability to successfully influence the outcome of digital policies in the Council of the EU by disentangling the role of coalitions and individual negotiators’ capacities
This blog post looks at the current crisis from the perspective of political affect. In particular, it attempts to situate the current affects of obedience against a broader background of contestation and the significantly “louder” affect of indignation.
A discussion of what it means to be a researcher from the Global South in Western Academia, focusing on two themes: love and frustration, and auto-ethnographic writing.
How do prejudices in the social sciences circulate and how are they perpetuated? The reception of the concept of amoral familism sheds light on this process.
We are most certainly living in difficult democratic times, with populism on the up. Any lingering complacency over the health of liberal democracy is well disabused by the contributors to 'Rethinking Democracy'.
Several protest waves hit the roads, streets and public squares in Europe and beyond in the last years. As diverse as these movements’ claims are, they all express a big sense of urgency.