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New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2012

New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara

Security Studies & International Affairs - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses the resurgence of ethno-politics in Guinea in conjunction with the reintroduction of multiparty politics after three decades of single-party and military rule, and the trend’s multilayered repercussion into the Guinean Diaspora of North America. It further examines the principal ways in which ethno-regionalist organisations populating that Diaspora use and misuse new media outlets (web sites,web radio stations, and blogs) in order to promote the political agenda of their respective ethno-political elites. The article scrutinises the deficit of professionalism that characterises the performance of most of those publishing on such web sites and broadcasting on such ...


New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara Jan 2012

New Media And Ethno-Politics In The Guinean Diaspora, Mohamed S. Camara

Humanities & Communication - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses the resurgence of ethno-politics in Guinea in conjunction with the reintroduction of multiparty politics after three decades of single-party and military rule, and the trend’s multilayered repercussion into the Guinean Diaspora of North America. It further examines the principal ways in which ethno-regionalist organisations populating that Diaspora use and misuse new media outlets (web sites,web radio stations, and blogs) in order to promote the political agenda of their respective ethno-political elites. The article scrutinises the deficit of professionalism that characterises the performance of most of those publishing on such web sites and broadcasting on such ...


Psychological Assessment: What Will The Future Bring?, Editor Jun 2011

Psychological Assessment: What Will The Future Bring?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the (de)valuation of psychological assessment from various perspectives.


Why The Destruction Of History Makes Sense, Editor Oct 2003

Why The Destruction Of History Makes Sense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a political psychology of the construct of history.


Context And Demonizing The I.R.A., Editor Nov 2002

Context And Demonizing The I.R.A., Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article questions a consensus that the I.R.A. is largely responsible for the recent suspension of Northern Ireland’s home-rule government by the United Kingdom.


Vestiges Of Communism And Personnel Security, Editor Sep 2002

Vestiges Of Communism And Personnel Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates several interpretive difficulties in employing personnel security criteria in the context of national security.


Weapons As Weapons: Another Northern Ireland Impasse, Editor Jul 2001

Weapons As Weapons: Another Northern Ireland Impasse, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the psychology of weapons possession in the context of political conflict in Northern Ireland.


Trends. The Idolatry Of Ignorance And Iconoclasm: Notes On The Taliban, Editor Mar 2001

Trends. The Idolatry Of Ignorance And Iconoclasm: Notes On The Taliban, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The New York Times has reported that at least some Taliban authorities have directed that all statues in Afghanistan--including those commonly viewed as priceless exemplars of cultural (largely Buddhist) heritage and as treasures--be destroyed. The Taliban's rationale--that these statues have been used as idols and deities by non-Islamic believers and may be turned into idols in the future--is largely discussed in the context of leading to a global cultural catastrophe, as an unacceptable decision, as gratuitous vandalism, as exemplifying a rigid ignorance deserving unique contempt and disgust.


Turks, Armenians, And Genocide: Is Genocide Foreign To Foreign Policy?, Editor Oct 2000

Turks, Armenians, And Genocide: Is Genocide Foreign To Foreign Policy?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes difficulties in forging foreign policy consensus on preventing, attenuating, or intervening to stop genocide.


Trends. Truth And Narrative: The Case Of Ballistic Missile Defense, Editor Sep 2000

Trends. Truth And Narrative: The Case Of Ballistic Missile Defense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and the politics and the narrative politicians tell themselves for pragmatic purposes.


A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Editor Aug 2000

A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article advocates for an ahistoricism in conflict resolution between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).


Sacred Politics: Is Heaven Closed To The Wretched Of The Earth?, Editor Jul 2000

Sacred Politics: Is Heaven Closed To The Wretched Of The Earth?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the political and religious implications of a decision by the leaders of a religious institution for many of its followers and the appeal of the religion itself.


Trends. Correct Political Incorrectness: Can Germans Be Right About Jews?, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. Correct Political Incorrectness: Can Germans Be Right About Jews?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl's analogy, which compared boycotts of his fundraising campaign to pay for fines incurred on his political party because of his illegal and illicit fund-raising initiatives to Nazi-era boycotts of Jewish shops.


Nuclear Weapons Diplomacy: Russian Victories And United States Defeats In The Post Cold War Era, Editor Apr 2000

Nuclear Weapons Diplomacy: Russian Victories And United States Defeats In The Post Cold War Era, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the status and dynamics of the latest nuclear weapons diplomacy between the United States and Russia.


Trends. History And The Consequences Of Political Boundaries In Africa, Editor Apr 2000

Trends. History And The Consequences Of Political Boundaries In Africa, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the inherited narrative of African political conflicts being supposedly based solely on the placement of post-colonial political boundaries.


Why Austria Has A Future In The Heart Of Europe, Editor Mar 2000

Why Austria Has A Future In The Heart Of Europe, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Based on the February 3rd Declaration Issued by Wolfgang Schussel and Jorg Haider, this article suggests that Austria already is much more like Europe than one might think and will continue in this vein.


Fair Elections In Mexico: Much Ado About Nothing?, Editor Nov 1999

Fair Elections In Mexico: Much Ado About Nothing?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Competing definitions of fairness may induce furor over the fairness of elections.


Using And Misusing History: Kosovo And The Epistemological Challenge Apr 1999

Using And Misusing History: Kosovo And The Epistemological Challenge

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article highlights the difficulties inherent to informing security policy with history.


A Psychological Task Of The Historian May 1998

A Psychological Task Of The Historian

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article employs the philosopher Martin Heidegger's juxtaposition of being and language to highlight a very difficult an often ignored task of the historian.


Trends. Dead Souls: Comment On The Luxor Murders, Editor Nov 1997

Trends. Dead Souls: Comment On The Luxor Murders, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

In this analysis, the author discusses an act of terrorism that occurred in Luxor Egypt, with a significant part of the research being done by Steven Cornell.