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October 28, 2021

The new James Bond film is an echo of today’s culture wars

Dan Lomas The new James Bond film, No Time to Die, is not so much a ‘woke’ Bond as a reflection of real world change in gender and diversity in the UK intelligence agencies, writes Dan Lomas, even if that change is frustratingly slow and unfinished Read more
June 16, 2021

How ‘mask diplomacy’ helps cultivate a positive image of China abroad

Samuel Brazys China seeks to control the international narrative on its role in the pandemic. But while Beijing cannot always deflect criticism, its mask diplomacy efforts and external propaganda streams do affect China’s image, write Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis and Stefan Müller Read more
April 8, 2021

Conspiracy theories are everywhere amid the pandemic. Politicians should face up to their role in helping to peddle them

Annemarie Walter During the coronacrisis, conspiracy theories have proliferated, and politicians who use them for political gain are – at least partly – to blame. Let the January attack on the US Capitol be a warning to Europe, write Annemarie Walter and Hugo Drochon Read more
March 19, 2021

How tweets can help us make sense of internal party politics

Daniel Braby Identifying the different positions of MPs inside the same political parties is a longstanding problem for political science. Daniel Braby and Marius Sältzer argue that applying automated content analysis to MPs' Twitter timelines offers a robust impression of sub-party positions Read more
January 14, 2021

The Loop is three months old!

Kate Hawkins The Loop launched on 12 October 2020. During our short life, we have published 57 articles on a huge range of political science sub-disciplines, by some 79 bloggers. Managing Editor Kate Hawkins reflects on this early phase Read more
November 11, 2020

Trump exploited social media platforms to question the election outcome. Their swift response has helped safeguard American democracy

Angelo Vito Panaro The American presidential elections, and the refusal of President Trump to recognise the result on the basis of unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud have resulted in the social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook, taking unprecedented initiatives against misinformation and false accusations, thus helping to safeguard American democracy, writes Angelo Vito Panaro Read more
November 2, 2020

Social media may be the cure for ailing democracies: Nigeria’s #EndSARS revolution

Omogbolahan Bello In Nigeria, nationwide protests have erupted from the Twitter hashtag #EndSARS, created to oppose the abuse of police power. Omogbolahan Bello argues that the implications of this movement show how social media may be a tool for democratic reform Read more
September 30, 2020

Academic blogging during a pandemic

Mark Carrigan In 2020 we all became digital scholars overnight. Now we need to have serious conversations about intellectual community, the purposes it serves and how blogging can help us pursue them under these difficult conditions, writes Mark Carrigan Read more

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