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NEW research project

Still Images – Moving People? How visual images trigger the willingness to participate in political protest

Diana Panke (University of Freiburg), Stephanie Geise (Westfälische-Wilhelms-University of Münster) & Axel Heck (University of Kiel)

Funded by the Friede Springer Stiftung

 

©: Aaron Parecki

 

Abstract:


The political power of images has probably never been stronger than in today’s “information age” of digital media networks and social connectivity (Van Dijck, 2013). Digital media and mobile devices allow instant access to information about local, national, and global events, which is mostly visualized – at least in some way. Consumers of digital media are therefore exposed to countless visual representations of terrorism, environmental deterioration, social inequality, and human suffering, to name just a few of the most striking political issues of our time. Although many people are using digital media networks for information purposes on a daily basis (Lenhart, et al. 2010), the mechanism by which images have an impact on political involvement and participation remains unclear and needs further research (Rucht 2010, Anduiza, et al. 2012, Rucht 2014).At the same time, many images published in digital media are intellectually and emotionally provoking visual statements, and therefore highly politicized. But can still images in digital media also “move” people? Do they encourage political activism and impact the willingness of citizens to participate in political protest? This pilot study sheds light on the nexus between spontaneous, affective behavior and conscious, intentional action in response to visual images in digital media. Therefore, the pilot study will investigate the following research question: how and under what conditions do visual images trigger individual affective behavioral and cognitive responses that ultimately impact one’s willingness to participate in political protest? The pilot study ventures into methodological territory largely unknown in social sciences as it gathers data and theorizes how and under which conditions of emotional valence visual images can trigger changes in political action through combining pre- and post-surveys with eyetracking methodology.

 


Job offer 

Starting at August 1st 2016 or September 1st 2016 one position as a research associate is available in the research project „Towards an Increasing Regionalization of International Politics? Comparing the Development of External Competencies of Regional Organizations over Time“. The project is funded by the Fritz-Thyssenstiftung and the position is a 0.50 TVL E13 position for the two-year duration of the project (afterwards, additional two year contract at the Chair of Multi-Level Governance available). Deadline: May 30th 2016. More information here. More project details are available here.

 



Announcement

The Chair Multi-Level Governance is represented with a number of contributions at the 57th International Studies Association Annual Convention (ISA) in Atlanta, March 2016:

Diana Panke

  • Accouninng for Overlapping Regionalism: Comparing Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas (with Sören Stapel)
  • Opening the Black Box of International Security Organizations: Which states are most active in security negotiations and contribute most to international peace?
  • Speaking with one voice. Activity and Success of Regional actors in international peace and security negotiation


Ingo Henneberg

  • Multi‐Level Peace and Security Cooperation among Regional Actors: The Case of Boko Haram (with Friedrich Plank)


Anke Wiedemann

  • A Peaceful Cooperation? Varying Success of Regional Actors in the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations
  • Peaceful Interregional Worlds? Explaining Variation in Cooperation between Regional Organizations

 

You can find the conference program here:  http://web.isanet.org/Web/Conferences/Atlanta%202016/ISA%20Annual%20Convention,%20Atlanta,%202016%20-%20Full%20Program.pdf

 


 

New publication

Ingo Henneberg, Friedrich Plank (2015):
 

Conflict Management in the Constitution of South Sudan (2011).
In: Marauhn, Thilo/ Elliesie, Hatem (ed.): Legal Transformation in Northern Africa and the South Sudan. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing. p. 117-136. ISBN: 978‐94‐6236‐524‐7.

 

 


 

New publication

Friedrich Plank, Ingo Henneberg (2015):
Von der heißen Schlacht zum kalten Buffet
Strategien
der Inklusion und Exklusion in Power-Sharing Abkommen und Friedensprozessen
[From Fighting to Dinner Strategies of Inclusion and Exclusion in Power-Sharing Agreements and Peace Processes].
In: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Vol. 4, No. 1. p. 74-114. DOI: 10.5771/2192-1741-2015-1-74.

 

 

 


New publication

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Diana Panke, Christoph Hönnige (2015): Is anybody listening? The Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee and their quest for awareness. In: Journal of European Public Policy. Online First. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2015.1066839

 

 

 

 


 

NEW

E-learning module on research design is now available online (beta version)!

Students of the University of Freiburg can test the new service now available at the following link:

https://ilias.uni-freiburg.de/goto.php?target=crs_360306_rcodehXJf8QDBAB&client_id=unifreiburg

For the purposes of internationalization the entire e-learning package has been designed in English.


The module is currently still in testing stage and will be further revised and expanded. Constructive feedback is highly appreciated!


 

Announcement

The team of the Chair Multi-Level Governance is represented with a number of contributions at the 56th International Studies Association Annual Convention (ISA) in New Orleans, February 2015:

  • Diana Panke

Paper: Overlapping Regionalism and Its International Effects (Panel FA57: Global Powers and Regional Interests), also Chair FB40: European Union: Accession And Enlargement and Discussant WB19: The EU As A Foreign Policy Actor.

  • Axel Heck

Paper: Apocalypse Now – Colonel Klein, the Kundus airstrike, and the Legitimacy of the Afghanistan War (TD25: Visual Culture(s) Of Security) and No Easy Way Out: the contested legitimacy of the ISAF mission in western discourses (Panel FD40: The Role Of Discourses In Foreign Policy) also Chair SA12: Narratives And Discourses Of IR.

  • Ingo Henneberg

Paper: The Role of Regional Organizations in Managing Violent, Intrastate Conflicts: Mapping the Competences of Regional Organizations in the Field of Peace and Security (Panel SC75: Understanding Peacebuilding Interventions Across Countries).

  • Stefan Lang

Paper: Regional Actors in International Relations. Active=Influential? (Panel TD69: Regional Organizations).

  • Anke Wiedemann

Paper: Regional Organizations as Shapers of International Norms (Panel FA39: Regional Norms In World Order)

 

Diana Panke, Anke Wiedemann and Stefan Lang also participate in the workshop PWK05: Overlapping Regionalism: Drivers, Interacations, Effects.

You can find the conference program here: http://web.isanet.org/Web/Conferences/New%20Orleans%202015/New%20Orleans%202015%20-%20Full%20Program.pdf

 


 

New publication

 

Andreas M. Bock, Ingo Henneberg, Friedrich Plank (2015):
“If you compress the spring, it will snap back hard”: The Ukrainian crisis and the balance of threat theory
In: International Journal. Vol. 70, No. 1. p. 101-109. DOI: 10.1177/0020702014562593. http://ijx.sagepub.com/content/70/1/101.abstract
 


 

New publication

 

Diana Panke, Christoph Hönnige, Julia Gollub (2015):
Consultative Committees in the European Union. No Vote - No Influence?. ECPR Press. Read PDF.

Diana Panke (2015):
Lock-in Strategies in International Negotiations: The Deconstruction of Bargaining Power
In: Millennium - Journal of International Studies. Vol. 43, No. 2. 375-391. Online First. http://mil.sagepub.com/content/early/recent


 

New publication

 

Andreas M. Bock & Ingo Henneberg (ed.) (2014):
Iran, die Bombe und das Streben nach Sicherheit. Strukturierte Konfliktanalysen
Series: Innovative Forschung – Theorien, Methoden, Konzepte. No. 2. Baden-Baden: Nomos. ISBN: 978-3-8487-0802-4. http://www.nomos-shop.de/21573.

--> Therein: Friedrich Plank & Ingo Henneberg (2014): Die Anwendungspotenziale der strukturierten Konfliktanalyse in den Internationalen Beziehungen. p. 33-44.

 


 

 

Workshop


 

Europe’s Crisis:

The Conflict-Theoretic Perspective

 

Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Freiburg, Germany

September 25-26, 2014

Program


 

 

Workshop


 

Foreign Policy Changes and International Norms

Examining Internal and External Determinants

 

Workshop at the University of Freiburg, Germany

October, 23-24 2014

 

Program

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