Social Media and Policy: A Case Study-Ukraine

This case study is the last of five.  They will be incorporated into a full paper exploring the relationship between governments’ presence and activity on social media and policy outcomes. I. Brief on Ukraine Ukraine was selected as a case study candidate because it had a large fall in poverty over the analyzed years (over … More Social Media and Policy: A Case Study-Ukraine

Social Media and Policy: A Case Study- Georgia

The following post is a second case study on the relationship between government social media presence and policy outcomes, which will eventually be incorporated into a comprehensive research paper.[1]  It follows the same format and uses the same methodology as the previous case study. I. Brief on Ecuador In the original regional overview, Georgia, along … More Social Media and Policy: A Case Study- Georgia

Social Media and Policy: A Case Study- Ecuador

Social media could help improve policy outcomes by opening lines of communication between citizens and their governments and giving decision makers and their voters the chance to appreciate perspectives from all over the world. I wanted to explore the idea that good tweeting could save lives, or just make citizen’s lives better.  So last year … More Social Media and Policy: A Case Study- Ecuador

Social Media and Policy: A Literature Review

Introduction Social media gives us more tools to talk about politics and policy.  Their effect on policy, changing how governments and citizens interact and policy is managed, is still open to discussion.  The following literature review examines this question and will serve as an extended introduction to my thesis- that social media does improve the … More Social Media and Policy: A Literature Review

Chinese Extractive Industry in Latin America Today: An Update

In 2015, I wrote “Chinese Investment in Latin American Extractive Industry: The Costs and Benefits of Chinese Mining FDI on Latin American Economies, Politics, and Environments” for a Chinese political economy class.  Earlier this year, I shared a shortened (from 17 pages to 700 words) version here.  Now I feel the time is ripe for … More Chinese Extractive Industry in Latin America Today: An Update