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ForewordTuesday, December 7, 2021
There is perhaps nothing more important than being able to communicate in politics. In this regard, political communication is crucial, and it necessitates careful planning. A well-crafted message can influence public opinion. Effective politicians...
Taliban News: Fair and Balanced?Taliban News: Fair and Balanced?Tuesday, December 7, 2021
At the Taliban’s first press conference on 17 August 2021, spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid startled the world by calling for “balanced and fair reporting.”[1] “If they are fair they can criticize us,” he said....
The Digitization Of Dictatorship: Early Lessons From A Growing LiteratureThe Digitization Of Dictatorship: Early Lessons From A Growing LiteratureTuesday, December 7, 2021
Politics inevitably changes whenever the technologies through which actors engage in politics change. But does this mean that the emergence of new information technologies is creating an entirely new world for dictatorship and democratization? What...
Can Bureaucracy Save Liberal Democracy? How Public Administration can React to PopulismCan Bureaucracy Save Liberal Democracy? How Public Administration can React to PopulismTuesday, December 7, 2021
A couple of days before the U.S. presidential elections in November 2020, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called China’s People’s Liberation Army General Li Zuocheng to reassure him that in case an attack was...
More Ethical Political Communication in the 21st CenturyMore Ethical Political Communication in the 21st CenturyTuesday, December 7, 2021
The important precursor to improving the human condition within politics is to master the predicates of good communication. To this end, academics and the broader intellectual culture within every society must be committed and diligent to the study...
Democracy: Long-Term Projects, Not A Singled Fixed RecipeDemocracy: Long-Term Projects, Not A Singled Fixed RecipeTuesday, December 7, 2021
Discussions of democracy amongst European commentators are directed both to the political systems of individual member states and to the machineries of the European Union and discussions are typically cast in liberal or liberal-democratic terms;...
What Do Social Media Activity And Social Networks Mean For PoliticsWhat Do Social Media Activity And Social Networks Mean For PoliticsTuesday, December 7, 2021
Social media reshapes politics and national narratives in ways that make it more difficult to govern, if by govern we mean collective actions to preserve stability and order through voluntary adhesion to laws and norms, and when necessary, through...
Role Of Social Media In Amplifying Neo-Liberal Cancel CultureRole Of Social Media In Amplifying Neo-Liberal Cancel CultureTuesday, December 7, 2021
As the 21st century gradually progresses, one of the clearly observable trends and processes is the increasing relocation of politics and political mobilization from the offline physical world to the online digital world. Politics and political...
Social Media in an Era of Great Power Competition: The Resurrection or Downfall of DemocracySocial Media in an Era of Great Power Competition: The Resurrection or Downfall of DemocracyTuesday, December 7, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic sent millions around the world into lockdowns—depriving people from routine interactions with family, friends, coworkers and even passersby. In many cases, social media provided a lifeline to keep up with loved ones near...
Conspiracy Buffs, Skeptics and the 2016 US Presidential ElectionConspiracy Buffs, Skeptics and the 2016 US Presidential ElectionTuesday, December 7, 2021
The New York Times Magazine called 2016 “The Conspiracy Theorists’ Election “and scholars observed that “conspiracy rhetoric seemingly dominated campaign discourse.”[1] These observations refer to the writers, media...
A Rising A Rising "Cyber China"Tuesday, December 7, 2021
While western democracies belatedly confront the havoc that social media have wrought on the cohesion of their societies, the Chinese Party-state has again demonstrated its mastery of the digital information environment. The regime’s...
A Digital Social Contract that Safeguards Democracies and Promotes Women's Rights is Urgently NeededA Digital Social Contract that Safeguards Democracies and Promotes Women's Rights is Urgently NeededTuesday, December 7, 2021
Globally, women leaders online face relentless abuse, threats, and gendered disinformation campaigns, enabled by the lack of regulation on social media platforms. As a result, women are becoming discouraged from entering public leadership and...
Not in the Cards: US-China Arms Control in the Era of Multipolar CompetitionNot in the Cards: US-China Arms Control in the Era of Multipolar CompetitionTuesday, December 7, 2021
Few weapons of mass destruction have preoccupied American decision-makers more than China’s nuclear stockpile. Initially, Beijing’s nuclearization summoned the specter of an atomic Armageddon.[1] But because China’s desire to...
When the Stakes are High: Campaign Messages in HungaryWhen the Stakes are High: Campaign Messages in HungaryTuesday, December 7, 2021
  In the beginning of 2020, in the regional election campaign for Emilia Romagna in Italy, former Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini made it clear that a lot was at stake. It was ‘not a regional election’ but ’a life...
Domestication and Defeminization of Female LeadershipDomestication and Defeminization of Female LeadershipTuesday, December 7, 2021
In March 2020, we held a play session of "The Poll: The Great Indian Election Game" which was developed with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, at a small girls' school in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh (UP), the most populous state...
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Foreword How much time is twenty years? Long enough to inspire, or short enough to be unnoticeable? Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) was published for the first time in February 2002. We are celebrating its 20th anniversary with this issue. While much has changed since then, we believe the values that guide TPQ are as relevant and important as ever. There was then and there is now a chance for us all to...
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