Category Archives: Political Science

How to spot fake news: the IFLA infographic

A couple of months ago I was asked by UvA Associate professor of Political science Imke Harbers whether it would be possible to give the students of her course Cooperation and conflict in Latin America a short presentation on Wikipedia … Continue reading

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World Press Trends database accessible via the UvA Library

At the request of several members of the Department of Communication, the Library has purchased a subscription to the World Press Trends database: published by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the database is a major source … Continue reading

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Polimedia

Onder communicatiewetenschappers en historici wordt veel onderzoek verricht naar de vraag hoe de media berichten over politieke debatten. Om het antwoord op deze vraag te vinden moest tot voor kort heel veel werk worden verzet. Het vereist nl analyse van … Continue reading

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New in the UvA-library: Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences

With over 400 cross-referred essays drawn from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology, this new Wiley resource «promotes interdisciplinary and multi-layered awareness on key topics, [is] designed to grow organically with additional essays from relevant disciplines, […] [and] provides … Continue reading

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Terrorisme onderzocht

Het nieuws over terrorisme  en terroristische aanslagen spat elke dag van het televisiescherm af en boezemt veel mensen angst in. Ook in de wetenschap is het een niet meer weg te denken onderzoeksobject. Wat houdt dit onderzoek in en wat … Continue reading

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Beveiliging van onderzoeksdata

In het kader van het onderzoeksproject ‘Authoritarianism in a Global Age’ van hoogleraar Politicologie Marlies Glasius heb ik onlangs een meeting over ‘data-security’ bijgewoond. Dat gaf voor mij een verrassende en nieuwe kijk op datamanagement in het algemeen en het … Continue reading

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New in the collection: Social media, politics and the state: protests, revolutions, riots, crime and policing in the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

University of Westminster’s Communication scholars Christian Fuchs and Daniel Trottier are the editors of Routledge‘s lately published «essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media»: henceforth available via the UvA-Library at the … Continue reading

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