"Is social media destroying democracy? Are Russian propaganda or ""Fake news"" entrepreneurs on Facebook undermining our sense of a shared reality? A conventional wisdom has emerged since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 that new technologies and their manipulation by foreign actors played a decisive role in his victory and are responsible for the sense of a ""post-truth"" moment in which disinformation and propaganda thrives.
Network Propaganda challenges that received wisdom through the most comprehensive study yet published on media coverage of American presidential politics from the start of the election cycle in April 2015 to the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency. Analysing millions of news stories together with Twitter and Facebook shares, broadcast television and YouTube, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the architecture of contemporary American political communications. Through data analysis and detailed qualitative case studies of coverage of immigration, Clinton scandals, and the Trump Russia investigation, the book finds that the right-wing media ecosystem operates fundamentally differently than the rest of the media environment.
The authors argue that longstanding institutional, political, and cultural patterns in American politics interacted with technological change since the 1970s to create a propaganda feedback loop in American conservative media. This dynamic has marginalized centre-right media and politicians, radicalized the right wing ecosystem, and rendered it susceptible to propaganda efforts, foreign and domestic. For readers outside the United States, the book offers a new perspective and methods for diagnosing the sources of, and potential solutions for, the perceived global crisis of democratic politics."
In 'Coalitions of Convenience', Sarah E. Kreps shows that even powerful states have incentives to intervene multilaterally. Coalitions and international organization blessing confer legitimacy and provide ways to share what are often costly burdens of war.
The issue of humanitarian intervention has generated one of the most heated debates in international relations since 1990 - among both theorists and practitioners. This volume investigates the controversial place of humanitarian intervention in the theory and practice of international relations.
This comprehensive survey aims to provide an overview of all aspects of politics in western Europe. Aspects of the European Union & the Europeanization of institutions are discussed in detail, along with the welfare state, economic issues & the condition of democracy across the continent.
Alexander Kaufman argues against the traditional interpretation of Kant's political theory as an account of the constraints on the state's authority. Rather he argues that Kant articulates a positive conception of the state's role.
This pioneering attempt at a historical perspective on the Obama presidency examines Obama's presidential persona and governing style, his domestic and foreign policies, and his place in the larger context of modern American politics.
'In Search of the Federal Spirit' is a major examination of the theory and practice of federal state formation in the post-Cold War era. It introduces the concept of the federal spirit as a means of exploring the emergence of a range of new political models.
This title examines in depth five aspects of strategy from the perspectives of: intellect, morality, culture, geography, and technology. The author asks and answers the most challenging and rewarding questions that can be posed in order to reveal the persisting universal nature, but ever changing character, of strategy.