Lots happening in this area of research at the: University of Lincoln though it seems to feature more the traditional diasporas and the emergent ones from the African continent. and Social Media Research Hub in the U.S.
Seems like Malaysia’s politicians are waking up bit time to social media but whether they are handling it well is yet to be seen. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/186892 The Chinese/Cantonese Ah Jib Gor Facebook page and its countersite Say No to Ah Jib Gor are really quite funny as is the series of satirical videos by NasiLemak 2020.
The International Migration Institute at Oxford is doing some very interesting work on diasporas as part of the Oxford Diaspora Programme (ODP) built around 11 different projects on the impact of diasporas. They are: 1) stateless diasporas; 2) the nation outside the state; 3) diasporas, trade and trust; 4) African diasporas within Africa; 5) multinational…
A new project site that is focusing on how social science research impacts policy in the UK, based at the London School of Economics. I’ve already downloaded several of their guides for researchers on maximising research impact using various platforms. Cannot wait to hear more…
A short piece from Nye, who coined the term “soft power”. According to him, “while the ‘rise of the rest’ means that America will be less dominant than it once was, this does not mean that China will necessarily replace the US as the world’s leading power.”
An interesting list compiled by someone on the AOIR list
Audio recording of a recent discussion about China’s global position from the Brookings Institute in USA. Worth a listen
The stories and perception of Asian economies, especially China and India, is that they are primed for rampant growth. However, this growth has a sting in its tail for the people who have to live and work in these economies. The BBC offers a number of articles on the difficulties and challenges the “new middle…
I came across this blog–Passionate about India–a while ago and thought it an excellent way to learn of events and debates in and surrounding India. Well worth a wander round if you’re curious about India.
The 2010 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, which measures the global image of 50 countries