Adam Drew, Ben O'Loughlin and Cristian Vaccari will each present papers at the ECPR Annual Convention at Charles University, Prague this week.
Adam will present a paper, Mutually Assured Disconnection, on the panel Global Internet Governance. Adam will argue that while norms exist that have so far prevented major powers launching devastating cyber attacks on one another, this development has taken place not from a position of mutual understanding and cooperation, but from one of mutual and balanced fear.
Time: 08/09/2016 15:50
Location: Building: Faculty of Arts Floor: 3 Room: FA325
Ben will take part in a panel on Theorizing Perceptions, comparing how different theories of international political communication (strategic narrative, image theory, normative power) explain communication's role in power and influence in current world affairs. The panel features original public opinion research to identify how news publics in different parts of Africa are responding to a world order of rising powers like Iran, China and Turkey.
Time 10/09/2016 09:00
Location Building: Faculty of Law Floor: 2 Room: FL214
Cristian's paper is titled, WhatsApp...ening to political discussion in Europe? Instant messaging services and political engagement in Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany. Co-authored with Augusto Valeriani, the paper features research from Cristian's ongoing comparative study of digital democracy in European countries. This is on a great-looking panel chaired on Digital Intermediaries and Political Communication chaired by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen.
Time: 08/09/2016 09:00
Place: Building: Faculty of Arts Floor: 3. Room: FA325
We hope to see you at these panels.