Julia Rone

Julia Rone
University of Cambridge | Cam · CRASSH

PhD

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I am interested in contentious politics, the politicization of digital sovereignty, and the complex intersections between media and politics. More publications, courses I teach and news on juliarone.eu

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Publications (31)
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While the politics of immigration in destination countries has been a prominent topic of research in comparative political science in Europe, the same does not apply to emigration and to the perspective of peripherical EU countries. This is true even though the flows of people moving from east to west and from south to north pose potentially signif...
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This paper investigates whether the politicization of a new generation of trade agreements has led to the transformation of EU trade policy. It provides a qualitative study of multilevel contention based on sources from civil society and the parliamentary archives in Belgium, Germany, and the European Union concerning the EU-Canada Comprehensive Ec...
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Despite the growing literature on Brexit, specifically, and conflicts of sovereignty, more generally, there has been insufficient research on how the concept of sovereignty has been used in citizen campaigns and street protests across the United Kingdom-a form of 'counter-democracy' through which people attempted to oversee the post-referendum poli...
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As the third-largest exporting country in the world, Germany is a clear beneficiary and proponent of free trade. Few, therefore, expected the magnitude of contention that emerged within Germany during the negotiations between the EU and the United States for a transatlantic trade deal (TTIP). This paper explores the politicisation process of TTIP w...
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The paper explores how the leaders of parliamentary represented parties in Bulgaria discussed Fidesz's policies in the period 2010-2019. Furthermore, it attempts to explain why Orbán's brand of conservative illiberalism has emerged as a normative ideal for a number of Bulgarian political parties, including the Bulgarian socialists after 2016. The p...
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In November 2016, The Daily Mail ran a cover story with the now infamous title “Enemies of the People” attacking the three judges of the High Court of England and Wales who had ruled that the UK Government needed Parliament’s consent to give notice of Brexit. Debates on sovereignty were not only reflected on the pages of the print media but were of...
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Despite Emanuel Macron’s programmatic speech about “the return of the state” in Internet governance and the rising prominence of notions such as “digital sovereignty”, recent attempts by the European Union and its member states to fight disinformation have encountered substantial challenges. On the basis of process tracing and interviews with key a...
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The paper analyses the role of alternative far-right media in promoting and organizing mobilization against the Global Compact for Migration – the first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. Exploring fou...
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The book explores the diffusion of protest against austerity and free trade agreements in the wave of contention that shook the EU following the 2008 economic crisis. It discusses how protests against austerity and free trade agreements manifested a wider discontent with the constitutionalization of economic policy and the way economic decisions ha...
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Social media matter less than we think. They are neither-a necessary and sometimes even sufficient cause of democratization‖ 1 nor an evil force that-is rotting democracy from within‖ 2. Rather, their ascent is the manifestation of much broader trends and problems in contemporary society. The rise of the-social‖ as in social media has taken place i...
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This article belongs to a forthcoming special cluster, “Contention Politics and International Statebuilding in Southeast Europe” guest-edited by Nemanja Džuverovic, Julia Rone and Tom Junes. Historically, civic activists who left their home countries in the wake of protests would either risk disappearing in anonymity or become engaged in political...
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This article belongs to a forthcoming special cluster, “Contention Politics and International Statebuilding in Southeast Europe” guest-edited by Nemanja Džuverovic, Julia Rone and Tom Junes.
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[Pre-final entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media, http://citizenmediaseries.org/published_volumes/routledge-encyclopedia-of-citizen-media/]
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[Pre-final entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media, http://citizenmediaseries.org/published_volumes/routledge-encyclopedia-of-citizen-media/]
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While social movement studies have long focused on the formation and dynamics of social movement coalitions and "boundary span-ning', much less attention has been paid to why and how social movement alliances break down and dissolve. Expanding theoretical reflections on the 'dark side of digital politics', the current paper bridges critical Interne...
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Policymakers around the world are considering how to tackle the spread of misinformation and the problems it causes, particularly at election times. Looking at the European Commission’s plan to fight disinformation in advance of European Parliament elections in May, Julia Rone argues that its focus on disinformation is too narrow. The main problem...
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This article examines how opposition to TTIP developed in four countries and how the radical right tried to appropriate analyses originally developed by the radical and Green left. It is argued that academic and media attempts to define opposition to trade-plus agreements as ‘anti-trade’ or ‘populist’ obscures the ideological tensions and particula...
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Algorithmic solutions throw the quality citizen media baby out with the fake news bathwater. The internet (and digital platforms in particular) have been expected to democratize news consumption and end the monopoly on the narrative of Western media giants. Instead, the disruptive power of the internet has had a de-democratizing effect and has led...
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The present paper analyzes the emergence of Bulgarian digital libraries with pirated literature as a form of compensation for the failure of both the state and the market to provide easy access to electronic books in Bulgarian. These grass-roots digital libraries can be understood best through an analysis of the dichotomies between formal and infor...
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The present article compares the strategies of the legitimation of piracy developed by Western authors such as Richard Stallman and Larry Lessig with those developed by everyday Bulgarian pirates. It attempts to escape from the usual debate between the entertainment industries and the supporters of free culture, and to open the field for new perspe...
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Lorenzo Da Ponte’s famous libretto of the opera Don Giovanni is billed as ‘jocular drama’, a term that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. The first act starts with the murder of the Commendatore and the triumph of the seducer. The trickster from Seville is let loose, rejoicing in his absolute freedom to have fun, to charm women and explo...

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The project investigates conflicts of sovereignty within the European Union, focusing on the manner in which traditional conflicts between supranational EU institutions and national sovereignty are increasingly being supplemented by conflicts at the national level between competing notions of sovereignty. The project is lead by Nathalie Brack [ULB], Ramona Coman [ULB], Amandine Crespy [ULB] and Christopher Bickerton [Cambridge].