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Title: Political influence network in Twitter 2017
Author: Sánchez Giménez, Juan Antonio
Tchubykalo, Evgueni
Publisher: Elcano Royal Institute / Fundación Real Instituto Elcano, 2017
Series/Date: Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI) No. 66,2017 (08.09.17)
Source Origin: Think Tank, Professional/public/political organisation
Source Type: Blog/Journal/Series
Notes: Relations between think tanks and their various analysts on Twitter can provide a digital pointer to how political influence is evolving following recent international events such as Brexit, Donal Trump’s election as US President and the re-emergence of Russia as a player on the international scene. The advent of the digital era and the new trends in international politics have led think tanks to understand and interpret the world scenario in accordance with their objectives and to adjust their influence accordingly. Thus, influence has found its place on the net.

Looking at how think tanks engage with each other on Twitter shows much about their nature and structure. Networks are global but power is exerted at the local level. Analysing think-tank trends in the network of influencers can help understand the processes and research projects in which they are involved. Why is London losing influence as a hub to Brussels’ benefit? It is paradoxical that while the European project seems in doubt, Brussels is actually flourishing in terms of influence and power.
Source URL: http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/ari66-2017-sanchezgimenez-tchubykalo-political-influence-network-twitter-2017
Homepage URL: http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/
Keywords: Political influence - Social networks - Twitter -Social media - European public sphere - Think Tanks - United States
Subjects:  7.10.a - Telecommunications - Information technology - Electronics
 18.7.b - United States of America
Geographic Indicators:  European Union
The Elcano Royal Institute is a think-tank for international and strategic studies that analyses world events and trends from a Spanish, European and global perspective.

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