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Counter-mapping

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Counter-mapping refers to the effort of mapping against dominant power structures with the aim of creating social or political change. 

Critical cartography

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Critical cartography refers to the academic field in which products and processes of cartography are critically analysed in order to reveal hegemonic power-relations.

Surveillance

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Surveillance is a mode of power based on the detailed and totalized observation of behavior. It is the prevailing form of power developed and deployed in modernity

Ideology

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Ideology is any set of socially structured ideas guiding behavior and thought in particular domains of life.

Metapolitics

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Metapolitics started from the idea of ‘the primacy of culture over politics as the premise to a revolution in the spirit of ‘right-wing Gramscism’ (Griffin, 2000).

Hidden transcipts

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Hidden transcripts is a concept often used in discussions of power and resistance, and it refers to forms of resistance and dissent that are kept out of sight for those in power.

According to Dr. Taina Bucher, we should no longer talk about algorithms as purely 'technical'. Algorithms are complex socio-technical arrangements that are never devoid of human interference. In this video, Bucher talks about some of the arguments she makes in If... Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics. 

Right-wing Gramscianism: the hegemonic project of Thierry Baudet

Article
Tinus Sioen
29/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Thierry Baudet often mentions the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Analysing these references, this article places Baudet in a right-wing gramscian movement in order to get a better understanding of his hegemonic project. 

Extreme Politics

The post-normal era, uncertainty, and irony politics

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
07/04/2021
9 minutes to read

After decades of crises, normalization and fatigue leads to young people radicalizing online. Irony politics is a way of adopting new political narratives after the political middle has failed to give answers to these crises. 

Politics

How the VVD party’s ‘warm right’ convinces ‘the people’

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
22/03/2021
14 minutes to read

The Dutch People's Party of Freedom and Democracy (VVD) remains 'on message' by succesfully normalizing their neoliberal ideology in the hybrid media system, which causes them to win the elections.

Joe Biden wins 2020 presidential elections with the help of black voters

Joe Biden, George Floyd and #BLM: how Biden won the race for presidency.

Article
Nikki Lavrijssen
12/02/2021
19 minutes to read

This article demonstrates how presidential candidate Joe Biden profited from George Floyd's death and the consequent rise of the #BLM movement by using the situation to win over Black voters.  An analysis of his tweets reveals how he did this.

Jacinda Ardern smiling in the camera, posing with a piece of pie.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand's most eminent political influencer

Paper
Lea Goeron
01/03/2021
11 minutes to read

Jacinda Ardern is one of the most popular politicians worldwide thanks to her online presence. This paper focuses on how she uses social media to boost her popularity and remain relevant as a political figure in New Zealand.

Equality March in Warsaw, Poland (March 2018)

The othering of LGBTQ+ people by Polish nationalism

Article
Bart van Donselaar
10/02/2021
5 minutes to read

LGBTQ+ people in Poland face increasing discrimination. To an outsider, this might seem unrelated to Polish nationalism. However, for many who do identify with Polish nationalism, the two go hand in hand.

Navalny

Navalny: the post-Novichok comeback of Russia's opposition leader

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
23/03/2021
19 minutes to read

Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made the headlines after being poisoned with the Soviet chemical weapon Novichok. How does one come back after a coma with the public wondering ‘What else did you expect?’.