A Responsible Student’s Burden: Voluntourism – A threatening new Business Model

Come vacation time, our social media accounts are regularly flooded with all the amazing things our friends get up to. White beaches, snowy mountain tops and green valleys dominate our

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One Ball to Unite Them All – Politics of the FIFA World Cup

“Football brings us together in one single team and we are united by our affection for this spectacular, vibrant, uncompromising game. Players of these teams have a great degree of

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Bellingcat and Social Media: How to Become an Armchair Journalist

This article was inspired by a presentation given by Christiaan Triebert, a former member of this editorial staff, during Clio’s annual conference on Tuesday, May 8th. For decades, investigative journalism

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Pathways to an egalitarian society – how to make sense of social psychology of power and sexual violence

35 % of women globally have experienced physical or sexual violence. 87 % of women in Vietnam have experienced sexual harassment of some sort in their life time. Every 98

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Satire – A Humorous Means to Enhance Political Participation?

Satire has long been a tradition in many European countries. Historians describe caricature drawings of King Louis XVI of France having an impact on the French population on the eve

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Plotting Against Democracy: Conspiracy Theories and Their Ramifications on Politics

“Gravity as a theory is false. Objects simply fall.” You can find this answer to the question “What is Gravity?” on the website of the Flat Earth Society. This is,

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And the Twelve Points Go to… Amsterdam!

For over sixty years the Eurovision Song Contest has brought Europe together for an extravagant celebration of its cultural diversity and shared identity. It remains the most watched television broadcasting

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The Role of Internet Memes in Modern Political Discourse

In his 1976 bestseller, The Selfish Gene, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term “meme”, ascribing it to any idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within

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Hurricanes Are Having Their Period

Katrina, Wilma, Irma and Sandy, the list goes on and on… No, these are not the latest victims of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein. On the contrary, these women themselves

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How Democratic Debate Suffers Under Self-Censorship

There it is again. You read something you are profoundly disagreeing with on Facebook. Maybe it is an incorrect statement from a politician. Maybe it is a ridiculously wrong post

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