Politics

Check our wiki on this topic

Counter-mapping

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

Critical cartography

Wiki
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

Wiki
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

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

Metapolitics

Wiki
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

Wiki
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.
Flat Earth

Why do people believe in flat Earth?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
24/05/2021
14 minutes to read

The flat Earth belief is pseudoscientific, yet the Internet offers a variety of different arguments on why the official round Earth narrative should be reconsidered.

BreadTube: YouTube but good

How BreadTube challenges right-wing discourse

Article
Marit van Dijck
08/06/2021
15 minutes to read

BreadTube, a loose association of leftist content creators, successfully appropriates right-wing and mainstream techniques to break into their information flows online. But their usage of neoliberal affordances might threaten their future. 

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.

Hong Kong Protesters

#MilkTeaAlliance: Social Media and big organizing in Hong Kong

Article
My Pham
17/06/2021
12 minutes to read

The Hong Kong protestors of the pro-democracy movement are expected to continue marching in 2021. Despite the violent clashes with police, their robust actions have caught the whole world's attention. 

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?’.