1. 3 Jul 2024 Journal Article Journal of Pragmatics

    Performing good diplomatic relations: The case of presidential introductory conversations during credential ceremonies

    Abstract

    In this paper we link between two scholarly traditions that share the goal of understanding how people accomplish the achievement of living together: linguistic-politeness and diplomacy. We look at a specific speech event—presidential introductory conversations during credential ceremonies, in which the interlocutors are simultaneously talking on behalf of themselves

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  2. Jul 2024 Journal Article International Affairs

    Militarization and popular culture in the shadow of war: the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

    Abstract

    What is the political role of cultural mega-events in the context of ongoing war? The article examines the interaction between cultural mega-events and militarization processes in the shadow of war. It addresses two main gaps: the lack of attention to the politics of such events during war, and the specific understanding of militarization usually adopted by popular

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  3. 1 Jul 2024 Journal Article Energy Research & Social Science

    Islands in the electric stream: A multi-dimensional index for analyzing electricity islands

    Lior Herman, Yael Parag
    Abstract

    This paper attempts to systematically conceptualize and construct the commonly used term “electricity island,” arguing that no single definition can fully capture this notion. Rather, electricity islands are complex and dynamic, can be located at various points on the spectrum ranging from grid connectivity to isolation, and encompass technical and social as well as

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  4. 14 Jun 2024 Journal Article The Review of International Organizations

    Economic crises and the survival of international organizations

    Abstract

    How do hard economic times affect countries’ foreign policy and, specifically, their international commitments? Although a large body of literature assumes that economic crises lead to the prioritization of domestic politics at the expense of international cooperation, these claims are rarely subjected to systematic empirical tests. This study examines one important

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  5. Jun 2024 Journal Article Political Research Quarterly

    Exploring the Threat of Fake News: Facts, Opinions, and Judgement

    Ilan Zvi Baron, Piki Ish-Shalom
    Abstract

    This article explores how fake news, variously described as misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and post-truth threatens our pluralistic democratic life. We ask, how does fake news function in constructing a world of meaning that destabilises the conditions under which we are able to render valid political judgements in democratic life? Using the 1992 R v

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  6. 1 Jun 2024 Journal Article Technology in Society

    Sneaking through raising walls: The dynamics of institutionalizing security technology clubs

    Abstract

    Some technologies have dramatic effects on international politics as significant power components, affecting the balance in the international system while raising communal challenges. Their holders are credited as members of exclusive informal Security Technology Clubs (STCs). To mitigate communal challenges and secure their advantages, these tech-haves seek to prevent

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  7. Jun 2024 Journal Article Journal of Global Security Studies

    Annexation Attempts as a Two-Level Game: Israel and the West Bank in 1967 and 2020

    Rob Geist Pinfold, Ehud Eiran
    Abstract

    Annexation attempts threaten international security and the rules-based world order. Yet, studies of annexation are rare, whilst the scant relevant literature is great-power centric. This article therefore asks why some non-great power annexations succeed, whereas others do not. Applying Putnam's two-level game framework, it analyses an occupier's: (1) domestic politics;

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  8. Jun 2024 Journal Article International Political Sociology

    Communicating through Protocols: The Case of Diplomatic Credential Ceremonies

    Abstract

    This study questions to what extent state agents invest efforts in building interpersonal relations with their counterparts. It is based on data collected during two years of ethnographic fieldwork at the Israeli president’s residence, where we observed credential ceremonies involving ambassadors from twenty-three states and interviewed the president’s advisors. We

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  9. Jun 2024 Journal Article International Studies Review

    Interpersonal Commitment: The Hidden Power of Face-to-Face Diplomacy

    Abstract

    This article argues that interpersonal commitment is statespersons’ most highly coveted aim, the greatest benefit that interpersonal relations can yield in diplomacy. Accordingly, statespersons employ a range of relational practices in encounters with counterparts, seeking to create and harness commitment that will advance professional aims. We argue that statespersons

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  10. 28 May 2024 Journal Article European Journal of Political Research

    Urban identity versus national identity in the global city: Evidence from six European cities

    Abstract

    This study explores the prioritization of urban identity over national identity in the context of the global city. Scholars have extensively discussed the fragmentation of national identity among individuals in the globalized world, and the relative proliferation of other communal identities, whether more cosmopolitan or place-based. As globalization gradually erodes

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