Thanks to the power of the internet, politicians are learning how to use their personal life to make people follow them. People indeed feel politicians are more accessible than ever. But that is hardly improving the quality of our politics. SPP Master's candidate Kamilla Ibragimova's article on the personalization of politics.
Photos have influenced public debate and have contributed to the mobilization of individuals. However, today almost everyone that has a mobile phone with a camera can become a photographer and share their image. But when too many, are pictures losing impact?
Master's candidate at the CEU School of Public Policy, Svetlana Zens writes about the social scoring system: the new pastime in China’s society. With the government in charge as of 2020, it could turn into a torment.
William Jordan writes about the US cybersecurity implications of the 5G revolution. Jordan is a Master's candidate at the CEU School of Public Policy and he's taking the CMDS practicum course run by CMDS director Marius Dragomir at the CEU School of Public Policy.
In his article "Ideas are worth defending against dictators and theocrats", CMDS fellow Markos Kounalakis comments on the attack against Charlie Hebdo, and what the defence of ideas and free speech means in the 21st century.
This is the prepublication version of Phil Howard's response to the article by Ethan Zuckerman “New Media, New Civics?” published in Policy & Internet (2014: vol. 6, issue 2). Final version, with Zuckerman’s essay and other responses, here.
In his op-ed for The Sacramento Bee, entitled "Caracas and cars, energy and democracy", CMDS fellow Markos Kounalakis writes about the international implications of gas prices and the global energy future.