Security

Social Media – Hate Speech – Hate Crime

Vilím, Lukáš. "Social Media – Hate Speech – Hate Crime." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 20, no. 2 (2021): 57-73.

Introduction

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for social media to include manifestations of hatred, misleading information, and elements of extremism or terrorism. We already observe that political and religious extremist groups use social media and networks to promote their ideology, recruit new members, demonstrate their power, and shock society with videos of wars as something commonplace and unavoidable. Society is already able to act against such use of social networks and its negative consequences. There are many ways to do so.

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Russian Economic Footprint and the Impact on Democratic Institutions in Georgia

Dzebisashvili, Shalva, Suzana Kalashiani, Irakli Gabriadze, Rezo Beradze, and Mirian Ejibia. "Russian Economic Footprint and the Impact on Democratic Institutions in Georgia." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 4 (2020): 39-58.

Introduction

In its effort to restore itself into a global power center and secure dominance in the post-Soviet area, the concept of the “near abroad” or the exclusive sphere of influence found a broad recognition in Russian political and economic elites long before the Putin regime, at the very beginning of its rule, played with the idea of friendly relationships with the West.[1]

Evolving Concept of Resilience: Soft Measures of Flood Risk Management in Japan

Ishiwatari, Mikio. "Evolving Concept of Resilience: Soft Measures of Flood Risk Management in Japan." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 99-107.

Introduction

The concept of resilience is evolving in reflection of various changes in climate, socio-economy, technology, and other factors. Each country attempts to strengthen its resilience to disasters according to its local condition.

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Behind Blue Lights: Exploring Police Officers’ Resilience after the Terrorist Attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016

Easton, Marleen, and Vanessa Laureys. "Behind Blue Lights: Exploring Police Officers’ Resilience after the Terrorist Attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 77-97.

Introduction

The terrorist attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016 (22/3), when terrorists committed a suicide bombing, caused 12 deaths and injured nearly 100 people. Police officers (PO) rushed to the scene within minutes, searching for survivors, evacuating victims, guarding the perimeter of the disaster site and eventually seeking for bodies and body parts.

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Institutional Resilience and Building Integrity in the Defence and Security Sector

Milanova, Nadja. "Institutional Resilience and Building Integrity in the Defence and Security Sector." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 67-75.

Introduction

Resilience is one of those newly coined concepts that is witnessing an exponential increase in use across a wide range of areas and international organizations. The ubiquity of the concept is at once promising as it focuses on the causal effect of a host of factors and their interlinkages but is also exposed to the danger of being overused—and thus misused—without the development of its solid foundation and conceptual framework.

Strengthening the Resilience of Political Institutions and Processes: A Framework of Analysis

Pascu, Ioan Mircea, and Nicolae-Sergiu Vintila. "Strengthening the Resilience of Political Institutions and Processes: A Framework of Analysis." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 55-66.

 

Democracy itself is under assault from foreign governments and internal threats, such that democratic institutions may not flourish unless social data science puts our existing knowledge and theories about politics, public opinion, and political communication to work. These threats are current and urgent, and, if not understood and addressed in an agile manner, will further undermine European democracies.[1]

2020 Transatlantic Security Jam: Resilience Going Forward

Kerigan-Kyrou, Dinos. "2020 Transatlantic Security Jam: Resilience Going Forward." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 47-54.

The 2020 Security Jam, which took place in May, focused on non-traditional challenges. Interestingly, the solutions to these non-traditional challenges are also non-traditional. Many different innovative solutions were put forward.[1] One of the clearest messages to arise from the Jam was the need to develop systems, processes, and institutions to predict and prepare for future challenges.

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A Multi-dimensional Matrix for Better Defining and Conceptualizing Resilience

Padan, Carmit, and Reuven Gal. "A Multi-dimensional Matrix for Better Defining and Conceptualizing Resilience." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 33-46.

Introduction

Literature surveys on resilience clearly demonstrate the fact that definitions of resilience vary according to the approach, discipline, or subject matter upon which these definitions are based.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] One can find different definitions of resilience even within a specified discipline.

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The Evolution of Resilience

Rogers, Peter. "The Evolution of Resilience." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 13-32.

Introduction

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The Concept of Resilience: Security Implications and Implementation Challenges

Fluri, Philipp, and Todor Tagarev. "The Concept of Resilience: Security Implications and Implementation Challenges." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 5-12.

In recent years, the notion of resilience has experienced an astonishing expansion away from the area of its original application and transformation of its meaning.

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