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Anahit Hakobyan
It is considered as a key component of social capital, which hinders civic participation in communities, public solidarity և inclusion.  ...  This means that the function of mass media is continuous creation and processing of irritations, not the multiplication of knowledge, socialization or instilling of normative conformism.  ... 
doi:10.18522/2227-8656.2021.6.5 fatcat:5mi7naxhy5b6hlkoefsdqsz364

Introduction: 'Religious Transformation in the Middle East: Spirituality, Religious Doubt, and Non-Religion in the Middle East'

Karin van Nieuwkerk
2021 Religions  
Yet, as Al-Ajarma highlights (this issue), we should not underestimate the enduring force of family and society to make people conform to social expectations.  ...  The process of individualization is an important force that contests social and religious pressure towards conformity.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rel12060426 fatcat:pddagmhhjfcmrn6swzy537lszm

Trust-oriented Argumentation in Rhetorical Sub-Arenas: from Corporate Communication to Online Stakeholder Discussions. The "The Facts About Facebook" case

Rudi Palmieri, Elena Musi
2019 International Conference on Persuasive Technology  
Besides uncovering the reasoning and rhetorical strategies used by Facebook CEO, we show what arguments are perceived as controversial by the public.  ...  We propose a systematic methodology for the reconstruction of the argumentative and rhetorical features in polylogues featuring trust-repair messages and their reception in digital media rhetorical sub-arenas  ...  According to 2018 Edelman's Trust Barometer, 3 only one quarter of the population in the UK affirms to trust social media platforms as a source for news and information.  ... 
dblp:conf/persuasive/PalmieriM19 fatcat:npl7o24yfvcjzlnxitibejitna

Online Temptations: Divorce and Extramarital Affairs in Kazakhstan

Jasmin Dall'Agnola, Hélène Thibault
2021 Religions  
By examining how Muslim Kazakhs' support for divorce and casual sex is related to their consumption of information obtained on the Internet, mobile phone, and social media, this study contributes to the  ...  Yet, frequent use of ICTs does not necessarily weaken the institution of marriage.  ...  Moreover, in the Muslim world, social media platforms and chat rooms create new virtual public spaces where people can meet and engage with the opposite sex without breaching any cultural or religious  ... 
doi:10.3390/rel12080654 doaj:bbd1da09c66c4baf90661c63617a0b57 fatcat:c257r3m5kvejvlawv67jpwnfr4

Corrupt Conduct – Transparency, Norms and Trust

Wouter De Regt
2015 MaRBLe  
Corruption culture is also likely to affect public participation. Indeed, in areas of public policy monitoring and accountability, civil society does not engage itself.  ...  By improving the literacy rate, as well as providing the linguistic tools to read government publications, there may be greater incentive to engage in the democratic process, increasing cooperation.  ...  (agree or strongly agree) Global Mozambique 68% 86% % of people that would report an incident of corruption  ... 
doi:10.26481/marble.2013.v2.143 fatcat:7rd5snkcwfecxf5ialnlxwulpe

Engagement in public relations discipline: Themes, theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches

Alenka Jelen-Sanchez
2017 Public Relations Review  
The results indicate that scarce studies on public engagement tend to be mostly concerned with social media and online engagement, studied from management/functional and relational perspectives, focussed  ...  Several practitioners and experts in the field of public relations have emphasized the importance of public engagement in the context of new technological and social developments and the impact this has  ...  considered as "barometers" of public relations field, examining public relations scholarly work on engagement published in other academic journals, monographs, edited book volumes and other scientific  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2017.04.002 fatcat:2vhhhu2yejagfc6uyoq2z22jg4

Does Fear of Isolation Disappear Online? Attention-Seeking Motivators in Online Political Engagement

KyuJin Shim, Klive (Soo-Kwang) Oh
2019 Media and Communication  
This study investigated the effects of fear of isolation (FOI) on political content consumption and creation in the context of online communication.  ...  are that voters' political participations can be understood in a framework different from traditional focus on persuasion, political ideology, or demographics because—in today's virtual and interactive media  ...  His research interests include digital culture, new/social media and audience engagement.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v7i1.1761 fatcat:ky2qs5dkozcpfjpj6iz6kzvod4

Anti-social media: executive Twitter "engagement" and attitudes about media credibility

Michael C Porter, Betsy Anderson, Mary Nhotsavang
2015 Journal of Communication Management  
Originality/value -Discussion touches on implications for future adoption of social media tools by business leaders, as well as one-way vs two-way communication tendencies.  ...  Findings -Senior executives using social media (Twitter) tend to engage in one-sided conversations in a two-way medium.  ...  This remains true at the time of this research, in spite of the public visibility of social media, for better or worse, and the percolating influence of public relations practitioners to bring social media  ... 
doi:10.1108/jcom-07-2014-0041 fatcat:k2e7vdf3yzhjlnvogvpcvqijn4

Perceptions of Participation and the Share Button

Katrin Tiidenberg, Airi-Alina Allaste
2016 Studies of Transition States and Societies  
However, youths do not necessarily believe in the efficacy of social media in enacting political change and their reasons for not participating can be seen as indicative of a desire for both impression  ...  Based on this we suggest that young people in Estonia are interested in political issues and public opinion and their social media use represents a diversification of how citizens take part in civic matters  ...  make the public feel more engaged.  ... 
doaj:098332de035c4d58963c7a23e7f58b1b fatcat:smqfwgagujbynpmun346y44noq

The representation of disability in the media in the UK and France: implications for free speech and diversity in light of Article 8 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Andreas Dimopoulos
2017 Cambridge International Law Journal  
The analysis claims that Article 8 CRPD requires a stricter approach to issues of free speech, in favour of promoting social inclusion for persons with disabilities.  ...  The article engages in a comparative examination of EU, French, and UK law on broadcasting to argue that current law and practice (focusing on disabilityrelated complaints) is inadequate to fulfil the  ...  that public authorities and institutions act in conformity with the CRPD.  ... 
doi:10.4337/cilj.2017.01.03 fatcat:zzbidzruzrfgpbcbzmmvfce3xe

The amplification of uncertainty: The use of science in the social media by the anti-vaccination movement [chapter]

Francois Van Schalkwyk
2019 Zenodo  
It examines the use of social media by the anti-vaccination movement in the context of communication networks, trust, open science and the norms of science.  ...  This chapter deals especially with the risks posed to science communication when using social media.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is based on the research supported by the South African Research Chairs Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation of South Africa  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3557217 fatcat:v7wbg3sfbbb4jpailq4gphzkym

The Effectiveness of Social Media in Enhancing the Market Presence of Absa Bank in South Africa

Priya Maharaj, Richard Cowden, Anis Mahomed Karodia
2015 Oman Chapter of Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review  
and marketing planning. 1.2.2 To identify which social media platforms Absa uses to engage with its customers. 1.2.3 To understand how Absa perceives social media as part of its marketing strategy.  ...  The objective of the study was to understand Absa's current social media platforms, how customers are engaged, content use on these social media platforms and how it has contributed to Absa's business  ...  social media as a customer engagement tool is not very strong.  ... 
doi:10.12816/0019094 fatcat:fwvp7gqu5zdqdhdvstz5vwcxam

Confronting Media Nihilism: How Transparency Builds Meaning During Crises

Robert S. Pritchard, Vincent F. Filak
2010 Public Relations Journal  
The traditional roles of the media in a democratic society including informing the public and facilitating social unity are changing rapidly.  ...  Factors such as media conglomeration, a "business" view of news, more sources and greater customization of those sources results in news morphing into entertainment and opinion, greater selectivity in  ...  Some scholars also add agenda setting as a role of the media.  ... 
doaj:0ac3637f763b4396a542d0a88c6c75fb fatcat:wn5ago3zsne73g36cssjqorleu

Engaging the disengaged: Swinging voters, political participation and media in Australia

Edwina Throsby
2013 Platform: Journal of Media and Communication  
By re­ thinking media's role in engagement and knowledge, and broadening the definition of political media, established definitions of swinging voters as low­information, disengaged citizens have the potential  ...  In this paper, I will focus on the swinging voter as both subject (of media commentary and political targeting) and audience (of campaign and media messages).  ...  Underpinning this argument is Jürgen Habermas' notion of the "public sphere", which "may be conceived above all as the sphere of private people come together as public" (1989, p. 27) .  ... 
doaj:9e6a6e4cf99544f4a10b92b071ca15d0 fatcat:cxjhyfb3t5di3bcdozso6s4akm

From E- to Open-Government in delivering European Union funds to beneficiaries: the case of Greece

Evangelia Fragouli, University of Dundee, UK, Ivana Despoina Doulgerof, Hellenic Open University, Greece
2020 International Journal of Business & Economic Development  
It also aims to examine how to effectively engage citizens and potential beneficiaries to participate in processes, such as policymaking or projects' and funds' allocation within the framework of the Partnership  ...  The study comprises of a combination of both secondary and primary data being selected from public bodies (managing authorities) and potential beneficiaries (public entities and citizens) searching their  ...  We examine the evolution of data and services provided either conforming to the EU Regulations of the funding periods or as initiatives of the public administration.  ... 
doi:10.24052/ijbed/v08n02/art-03 fatcat:bjsjupopsjbo3ndhaoeb3o67ga
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