Culture

Excessive Brotherly Love? - 'Fraternity' of Russians and Ukrainians as a Russian Propaganda Narrative

Starodubska, Maryna. "Excessive Brotherly Love? - 'Fraternity' of Russians and Ukrainians as a Russian Propaganda Narrative." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 21, no. 3 (2022): 47-66.

Introduction

Perhaps, no Russia-created myth about Ukraine remains as deeply ingrained in our memory and sense-making as “Ukrainians and Russians are fraternal peoples.” [1] Several generations of Ukrainians have grown up being sure they have historical similarities and a connection with Russians that has never really been there.

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How Networks of Social Cooperation Scale into Civilizations

Root, Hilton L.. "How Networks of Social Cooperation Scale into Civilizations." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 20, no. 3 (2021): 5-29.

Introduction

For decades, the socioeconomic models that tested cooperation predicted that it would only endure in groups that developed social norms of commitment, trust, and reciprocity.[1] But as Mathew Jackson noted, and what still holds, those predictions invariably have drawn from models that address small groups of agents and ignore questions of how communities build networks into historical regimes with the capacity to create bonds extending beyond kinship and lineage.

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The Culture of Military School: The Example of the Dr. Franjo Tudjman Croatian Defense Academy

Kozina, Andrija. "The Culture of Military School: The Example of the Dr. Franjo Tudjman Croatian Defense Academy." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 18, no. 3 (2019): 45-63.

Introduction

If we observe soldiers, we notice that they behave according to rules. They know how to use their personal weapons, how to protect themselves, disguise themselves, receive orders from their superiors, perform the tasks assigned to them, and report on their performance. Most of these requirements stem from a general understanding of the organizational culture and the mission, including the social standards and relationships related to serving in the military and obeying orders.

Defense Against Negative Strategic Communications

Reid, Judith. "Defense Against Negative Strategic Communications." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 17, no. 3 (2018): 52-60.

Strategic messaging is ever more important in the age of explosive social media. So much information flows to and through societies, governments and individu­als that any attempt to organize and make sense of the data is welcome for its ability to be consumed. Not all information on the Internet is benign. Some indi­viduals and organizations work to manipulate the information to represent their views. Some go beyond and use information as a tool to persuade. Some gov­ernments weaponize data into propaganda to purposefully harm other nations.

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