Category Archives: Political Communication

How to report the news

Hilarious video here.  Some language may be a bit strong… Advertisements

Posted in Framing/Discourse/Rhetoric, Political Communication | 1 Comment

Hedonism as Ideology

Here is a new article by Evgeny Morozov, arguing that increased access to the Internet is much more likely to consolidate authoritarian regimes than undermine them.  The idea is that the Internet has allowed these regimes to provide their citizens … Continue reading

Posted in Political Communication, Theory | Leave a comment

Internet and Democracy

A new article in the New York Times talks about how internet publicity has raised awareness of a sham trial in Indonesia and may (possibly) prevent a woman from going to jail on ridiculous charges of defamation. This goes back … Continue reading

Posted in Comparative Politics, Human Rights, Political Communication | Leave a comment

A couple things

Plants expressing altruism? And, “A new study carried out at the University of Haifa has found that the hormone oxytocin, the “love hormone,” which affects behaviors such as trust, empathy and generosity, also affects opposite behaviors, such as jealousy and … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Information, Political Communication | Leave a comment

Andrew Sullivan on #iranelection

See here.

Posted in Comparative Politics, Crowds, Political Communication | Leave a comment

For Our Twitter Conversation

Saw this quote today: “Today you are the media, it is your duty to report and keep the hope alive,” – Mir Hossein Mousavi. and thought it was relevant to the discussion on Twitter. Also, I was reading a BdM Foreign … Continue reading

Posted in Comparative Politics, Crowds, Political Communication | 1 Comment

More Twitter

Check out this New York Times article on essentially the same discussion we had yesterday.

Posted in Comparative Politics, Crowds, Political Communication | 23 Comments