Violence against journalists and other information carriers
In 2015, Rubén Espinosa, a journalist, was murdered in Veracruz, Mexico. The most likely culprits were the local political elites, whom Espinosa had criticised in his articles. Espinosa was also a key informant for the research of political scientist Jos Bartman. Bartman, who was investigating repression in subnational undemocratic regimes, discovered why such regimes are highly vulnerable to negative publicity. On Friday 23 October, Bartman will obtain a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for this study
How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of emancipation? Young feminists balance between ‘keeping it real’ and the desire to win recognition. Social media may be feminized, but they are not inherently feminist.
Why we need small fish
For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, it is an area still neglected by food security and ocean management policy. ‘Although poorer consumers can still get their hands on small fish, that may not be the case for much longer’, warns maritime geographer Maarten Bavinck.
How can the private sector help achieve sustainable development?
A new report “Linking Voluntary Standards to the Sustainable Development Goals” sheds light on how businesses can become more sustainable. The report was officially presented today at the Geneva Trade Week. UvA political scientist Philip Schleifer is one of the lead authors of the report.
ACES launches four new online lecture series
ACES will continue to organise online lecture series. In the fall ACES will launch four new series on a variety of themes.
Maarten Wolsink reaches 1000 citations in the Web of Science
This week, first time ever, a peer-reviewed publication prepared within AISSR has reached the level of 1000 citations in the Web of Science, the oldest database of peer-reviewed articles and still the most prestigious one (though Scopus has a wider coverage and contains less mistakes, for example journal impact factors are based upon WoS).
Launch of Migration Politics Journal
Saskia Bonjour, Evelyn Ersanili and Darshan Vigneswaran have teamed up to launch a new journal on Migration Politics.