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Information Warfare Is Here To Stay
The German example offers two main lessons for today. First, whoever controls the relevant infrastructure can also exert influence over the data and news that flow through it. For Germany, this meant investing in new wireless technology and supporting homegrown news agencies. Today, the Chinese technology giant Huawei is aiming for global leadership in 5G, the latest generation of wireless communication. U.S. intelligence agencies have claimed that the company receives funding from several Chinese state security agencies, although Huawei has denied this. Huawei’s control may enable China to determine future technical standards and surveil data flows in ways that we cannot fully anticipate today.
state  communications  Power_materials  capitalism  china 
may 2019 by Jibarosoy
Beyond Simple Valence: Discrete Emotions as mediators of political communication effects on trust in politicians
Abstract: Within this paper, the relationship between citizens’ emotional reactions to politi- cal reporting and their judgment of trust in politicians is investigated. Drawing on appraisal theories of emotion, this paper seeks to answer the question whether affect predicts trust judgments and which emotion plays what role. Findings of two media effects studies, one in the context of the 2013 German televised debate and in the context of the 2014 EU elec- tions, supported the assumption that (1) emotions play a role over and above cognitive evaluations of politicians and (2) effects of affective states differ depending on the appraisal of the emotion. Emotions that can be characterized by other-control appraisals (anger) and no-control appraisals (happiness) do affect trust in politicians, while emotions with situa- tional control appraisal (fear, sadness) or self-control appraisal (pride) do not have an effect. The studies confirm that emotions play a crucial role for subsequent trust judgment over and above evaluations of politicians and also support the idea that valence-based approach- es are too simplistic to explain the relationship of emotions and trust judgments.
Passions  Latino  war  Leadership  fear  state  communications  reasoning  Power_materials 
october 2018 by Jibarosoy
Features | Slack
It simplifies communication

Slack brings all your team's communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organized and accessible.
LIUBLC  Learning_Communities_activities  software  communications  steps  LIU  Pol._11 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Brainstorm Technique: Metaphors - Andy Eklund
A metaphor compares an existing problem with another unrelated problem, object or situation. A useful tool in brainstorming, metaphors help creative thinking in three ways:

By identifying similarities between the two disparate problems.
By examining the old problem in a new context.
By looking outside what we know, as well as our comfort zone, for potential solutions.
Use the instructions below to incorporate metaphors into your creative thinking or brainstorms. Also, an introduction to metaphors can be found at How To Use Metaphors To Inspire Creative Thinking.
Metaphors  Passions  reasoning  Language  communications  Psychology 
september 2017 by Jibarosoy
How To Use Metaphors to Inspire Creative Thinking - Andy Eklund
Almost five years ago, I started this blog with the question “Which of these two coat hangers is more creative?” By comparing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the wire coat hanger, I used a metaphor to show it’s one of the most common ways that people create ideas.

A metaphor compares an existing problem with another, unrelated or dissimilar problem, object or situation. The word originates from the Greek word metaphorá, meaning to transfer, to carry over.

No less than Aristotle recognized the value of metaphors some 2,500 years ago. “The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor,” he wrote in Poetics, then adding, “For to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblance.” Later on, he paraphrased himself: “The successful use of metaphor is a matter of perceiving similarities.”
Metaphors  Passions  reasoning  Psychology  communications  Language 
september 2017 by Jibarosoy
Why – And How – Modern American Politicians Talk about God and Religion | Scholars Strategy Network
Politicians in the United States have always talked about religion. In the nation’s very first inaugural address, President George Washington offered “fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe.” Remarkably, however, religious talk in American politics actually escalated in the late 20th century, even as the public’s engagement with traditional religion was waning. As new religiously motivated voting blocs emerged, politicians adjusted their rhetoric and actions accordingly. Religious political talk became assertive – and remains prominent to the present day.

Religion as a Political Signal

As they craft public messages, politicians in a democracy have to be attuned to the citizenry. If an especially attractive voting bloc might be within reach, savvy politicians will appeal to it with actions – or more simply, with words. Invoking religion is a straightforward way for politicians to signal alignment with, or direct support for, groups of religious believers. As a growing body of research reveals, even subtle religious cues transmitted during a political campaign can affect voter attitudes about candidates. Clearly, interest groups, political leaders, and certain segments of the public listen carefully to how politicians talk about religion – or fail to do so. This fact was brought home in 2010 to Barack Obama, when the Prayer Caucus in Congress wrote him an open letter criticizing him for not mentioning God often enough in his speeches.

The signaling aspect of religious talk does not mean that politicians are disingenuous when they talk about religious faith, including their own. Nevertheless, current U.S. political realities create incentives for politicians to think carefully about how and when they might talk about their faith – and how doing so could be politically advantageous.
Passions  reasoning  teaching_pol_theory  politics  Latino  war  communications  Political  Leadership 
july 2017 by Jibarosoy

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