PUBLICATION AND VIDEO

Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age

In September 2018, Marlies Glasius and Marcus Michaelsen, University of Amsterdam, published a conceptual article on the threats that citizens may face in a digital era. The Political Science Department at University of Amsterdam also posted a video with illustrations that tackles topics of authoritarianism in a global age.

Marlies Glasius, the IDCAR Network and University of Amsterdam, and Marcus Michaelsen, University of Amsterdam, published a prologue to the Special Sections in the International Journal of Communication. In this conceptual piece, the authors connect insights from new media studies, critical security studies, human rights law, and authoritarianism research to study new kinds of threats that citizens may be exposed to in a digital era. These threats can be understood in three broader categories: 1) arbitrary surveillance, 2) secrecy and disinformation, and 3) violation of freedom of expression.

To read the full article, please visit the site of the International Journal of Communication.

"Is democracy dying? Many people are worried about authoritarianism, about the pressure on free media, free speech and independent judiciaries". The Political Science Department at University of Amsterdam posted a video on the 12th of September that tackles this topic and the topics of illiberal and authoritarian practices.

To see the full video, please visit "Understanding what authoritarianism is".