Lab

Pieter Maeseele's Lab

About the lab

The members of this lab are working on different case studies, under the supervision of Pieter Maeseele.

Based on post-foundational political philosophy and agonistic democratic theory, our research focuses on the nexus between discourse, power and democratic politics, and our activities are guided by seeking an answer to the following questions:

- How can we evaluate mediated public discourse on the extent to which it contributes to facilitating democratic debate and citizenship?
- How can we communicate more effectively about particular social issues from the perspective of democratic politics?
- How can we contribute to challenging and disarticulating the hegemony of neoliberal political rationality, and identify and disseminate counter-hegemonic, emancipatory alternatives?

Featured research (2)

This volume interrogates the intertwining of the local and the digital in environmental communication. It starts by introducing a wave metaphor to tease out major shifts in the field, and situates the intersections of local places and digital networks in the beginning of a third wave. Investigations that feature the centrality of place and digital communication platforms show how we today, as researchers and practitioners, communicate the environment. Contributions identify the need for critical approaches that engage with the wider consequences of this changing media landscape, unpacking local and global tensions in environmental communication research. This empirical case study collection from different parts of the world shows that environmental activists and citizens creatively use digital technologies for campaign purposes. It identifies new environmental communication challenges and opportunities, as well as practices, of environmental activists, NGOs, citizens and local communities, in the fight for social and environmental justice.
Samenvatting Dit artikel presenteert de resultaten van een kwalitatieve framinganalyse van de berichtgeving over online privacyschending door Google door zowel een traditioneel journalistiek product, de krant NRC Handelsblad, als een alternatief, digitaal journalistiek platform, De Correspondent (N = 68). Hieruit komen twee duidelijk van elkaar te onderscheiden frames naar voren die het debat in beide nieuwsmedia uitmaken, namelijk keuzevrijheid en marktstructuur.

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Members (8)

Daniëlle Raeijmaekers
  • University of Antwerp
Ekaterine Basilaia
  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and University of Antwerp
Yves Pepermans
  • University of Antwerp
Shai Kassirer
  • University of Reading
Robin Reul
  • University of Antwerp
Laurens Van der Steen
  • University of Antwerp
Jiyan Faris
  • University of Antwerp
Jonas Nicolai
  • University of Antwerp
Daniëlle Raeijmaekers
Daniëlle Raeijmaekers
  • Not confirmed yet
Jiyan Faris
Jiyan Faris
  • Not confirmed yet
Jonas Nicolaï
Jonas Nicolaï
  • Not confirmed yet