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  1. 27 Jul 2023 Journal Article International Political Science Review

    People's sense of political representation and national stories: The case of Israel

    Abstract

    Previous research on political representation mainly focused on representatives but has overlooked individuals’ sense of inclusion within the greater group: the nation. Building on narrative theory, we propose a novel mechanism that fosters a feeling of political representation—a similarity between individuals’ personal-national stories and the collective-national

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  2. 22 Feb 2023 Journal Article Communication Methods and Measures

    Leveraging Researcher Domain Expertise to Annotate Concepts Within Imbalanced Data

    Abstract

    As more computational communication researchers turn to supervised machine learning methods for text classification, we note the challenge in implementing such techniques within an imbalanced dataset. Such issues are critical in our domain, where, in many cases, researchers attempt to identify and study theoretically interesting categories that can be rare in a target

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  3. 29 Nov 2022 Journal Article Information, Communication & Society

    Perceived prevalence of misinformation fuels worries about COVID-19: a cross-country, multi-method investigation

    Abstract

    Data suggests that the majority of citizens in various countries came across ‘fake news’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. We test the relationship between perceived prevalence of misinformation and people’s worries about COVID-19. In Study 1, analyses of a survey across 17 countries indicate a positive association: perceptions of high prevalence of misinformation are

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  4. 27 Oct 2022 Book Chapter The Elections in Israel, 2019–2021

    Three in a (Right-Wing) Boat: Media, Politicians, and the Public in the Age of Digital Communication 1

    Abstract

    In the modern political landscape, the massive use of digital networked technologies, such as websites and social media, holds direct consequences for the relationship between three dominant social actors – the media, politicians, and citizens. While some argue that new media technologies may restore citizens’ capacity to shape their political arena, others emphasize

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  5. 27 Oct 2022 Journal Article The Elections in Israel, 2019–2021

    King Bibi: The Personification of Democratic Values in the 2019–2021 Election Cycle 1

    Abstract

    The 2019–2021 election cycle was focused on Netanyahu, the incumbent prime minister, for over a decade. Second on these elections’ agenda was the future of the Israeli democracy. Based on the literature of political personalization, this chapter examines whether and how Netanyahu has embodied attitudes toward democratic principles and values in this election cycle

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  6. 19 Sep 2022 Journal Article Political Communication

    Mediated Representation at the Age of Social Media: How Connection with Politicians Contributes to Citizens’ Feelings of Representation. Evidence from a Longitudinal Study

    Abstract

    Modern democracies are built around the idea of representation: the electorate is represented, and perhaps more importantly, should feel represented. Yet recent decades have been marked by a growing gap between citizens and the political system. The emergence of new, more direct communication channels such as social media gave rise to expectations that the two sides

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  7. 4 Sep 2022 Journal Article Political Communication

    The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries

    Abstract

    A widely believed claim is that citizens tend to selectively expose themselves to like-minded information. However, when individuals find the information useful, they are more likely to consume cross-cutting sources. While crises such as terror attacks and pandemics can enhance the utility of cross-cutting information, empirical evidence on the role of real-world external

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  8. 1 Sep 2022 Journal Article Nations and Nationalism

    Do we have something in common? Understanding national identities through a metanarrative analysis

    Abstract

    Many scholars stress the role national identities play as an essential element that shapes interests and explains political behaviours. Others, however, contend that national identities are too amorphic and highlight the analytical challenge of employing them as a research variable. We propose the use of metanarratives as a theoretical framework that captures the essence

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  9. Jul 2022 Journal Article Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: NAACL 2022

    Detecting Narrative Elements in Informational Text

    Abstract

    Automatic extraction of narrative elements from text, combining narrative theories with computational models, has been receiving increasing attention over the last few years. Previous works have utilized the oral narrative theory by Labov and Waletzky to identify various narrative elements in personal stories texts. Instead, we direct our focus to informational texts

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  10. 1 Jul 2022 Journal Article Political Studies

    Revisiting Elite Perceptions as Mediator of Elite Responsiveness to Public Opinion

    Abstract

    Elites forming a perception of what the public wants is an important way in which democratic representation comes about, the assumption holds. Yet very few are the studies that examine the effect of elite perceptions on politician action. This study sets out to revisit the matter, measuring actual public priorities, elite perceptions of public priorities and a wide

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