Connection and Fear: Television in the 21st Century

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n By Gavin Davies

Although smart phones have revolutionized media access, for most people in the world it is still television networks that bring news of the world into their lives. However, T.V. news has had to compete with new technologies and entertainment, which created the conditions for an increased scope and style of news coverage. While this trend has illuminated more people to more global issues, it was also able to show more of the various conflicts that go on in the world on any given day, and created reactionary domestic responses because of it.

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Is There a Human Right to Democracy?

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n  Gavin Davies

Human rights are often seen as a noble yet unrealistic goal as time and again they are not upheld in times of repression or conflict, just when they are needed most. In order to deal with this, there has been a consistent trend of forcing the spread of democracy, since democratic peace theory suggests that democratic countries do not go to war and are more free and open. Continue reading “Is There a Human Right to Democracy?”

The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n Gavin Davies

The large increase of refugees has been a formative moment in EU history. It has tested the capacity of states to meet the ideals held in human rights law, reconcile security with openness, and put a spotlight on the causes of terrorism. Continue reading “The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability”