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By Mikhail Suslov,Mark Bassin,Brigit Beumers,Per-Arne Bodin,Sergiy Kurbatov,Marlene Laruelle ,Fabian Linde,Sirke Mäkinen,Alla Marchenko,Ryhor Nizhnikau,Saara Ratilainen,Dr. Greg Simons,Hanna Smith,Vlad Strukov,Andrei P. Tsygankov,Dirk Uffelmann,Galina Zverev

This publication discusses the go back of geopolitical rules and doctrines to the post-Soviet house with distinctive specialise in the recent phenomenon of electronic geopolitics, that is an overarching time period for various political practices together with dissemination of geopolitical principles on-line, utilizing the net through political figures and diplomats for legitimation and outreach job, and viral unfold of geopolitical memes. diversified chapters discover the recent probabilities and threats linked to this digitalization of geopolitical wisdom and perform. Our authors think of new spatial sensibilities and new identities of world in addition to neighborhood Selves, the emergence of that's facilitated by means of the net. They discover fresh reconfigurations of the normal imperial conundrum of heart as opposed to outer edge. constructing Manuel Castells’ argument that social activism within the electronic period is geared up round cultural values, the essays speak about new geopolitical ideologies which target to enhance Russia’s religious sovereignty as a special civilization, whereas while trying to rebrand Russia as a better tender strength by using the Russian-speaking diaspora or applying traditionalist rhetoric. nice energy imagery, enemy-making, and visible mappings of Russia’s destiny territorial growth are conventional capability for the manipulation of imperial pleasures and geopolitical fears. within the age of latest media, even though, this is often being performed with higher subtlety through mobilizing the grassroots, contracting deepest details channels, and de-politicizing geopolitics. Given the political occasions of modern years, it truly is logical that the Ukrainian obstacle should still give you the thematic backdrop for many of the authors.

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