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Simons, Greg
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Simons, G. (2017). book review of Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power by David Betz [Review]. Technology and culture, 58(1), 290-291.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>book review of Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power by David Betz
2017 (English)In: Technology and culture, ISSN 0040-165X, E-ISSN 1097-3729, Vol. 58, no 1, 290-291 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-312873 (URN)000393728100027 ()
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2017-04-25Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2017). ‘Good’ Battles and ‘Bad’ Battles: A Comparative Analysis of Western Media Coverage of the Battles of Mosul and Aleppo. Tractus Aevorum, 3(2), 114-138.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Good’ Battles and ‘Bad’ Battles: A Comparative Analysis of Western Media Coverage of the Battles of Mosul and Aleppo
2017 (English)In: Tractus Aevorum, ISSN 2312-3044, Vol. 3, no 2, 114-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The author examines the coverage of two simultaneously occurring battles, Mosul and Aleppo, in the Western media. Although both battles are intended to be key moments in defeating terrorist organisations, there is a stark contrast in the Western media`s framing of these events. In order to analyse the vast gaps in the coverage of these battles, the lens of news management, which is a means to influence public perception and opinion, is employed to view these two distinct events in Iraq and Syria. The author concludes that news management is applied to the information flows in these events in order to shape public opinion and perception of the battles Mosul and Aleppo—one ‘good’ and the other ‘bad.’

National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322381 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-20 Created: 2017-05-20 Last updated: 2017-05-24Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2017). Tangible Threats Through Intangible Means: Aspects of BRICS Information and Communication Security. Systems Psychology and Sociology, 21(1), 87-98.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tangible Threats Through Intangible Means: Aspects of BRICS Information and Communication Security
2017 (English)In: Systems Psychology and Sociology, ISSN 2223-6880, Vol. 21, no 1, 87-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article focuses on tangible threats through intangible means in the framework of broader agenda of information and communication security of BRICS.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339021 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-19
Simons, G. (2017). The Role of ‘NGOs’ in Knowledge Management of Conflicts. Государственное управление. Электронный вестник (64), 362-376.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Role of ‘NGOs’ in Knowledge Management of Conflicts
2017 (English)In: Государственное управление. Электронный вестник, ISSN 2070-1381, no 64, 362-376 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333191 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-08 Created: 2017-11-08 Last updated: 2017-11-09Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2017). Vladimir Putin's Political Image: An Inside and Outside Perspective. Baltic Rim Economies (2), 32-32.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vladimir Putin's Political Image: An Inside and Outside Perspective
2017 (English)In: Baltic Rim Economies, ISSN 1459-9759, no 2, 1 p.32-32 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Publisher
1 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322544 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-24 Created: 2017-05-24 Last updated: 2017-06-02Bibliographically approved
Yakushik, V. M. & Simons, G. (2017). Вооружённый конфликт как кризис восприятия и коммуникации. In: Контентно-потокові моделі як тактичні інструменти комунікаційно-контентної безпеки: . Paper presented at Міжнародного форуму з кризовості комунікацій «Контентно-потокові моделі як тактичні інструменти комунікаційно-контентної безпеки», 22-23 May 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine (pp. 237-242). Kyiv, Ukraine: К.: ВІКНУ.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Вооружённый конфликт как кризис восприятия и коммуникации
2017 (Russian)In: Контентно-потокові моделі як тактичні інструменти комунікаційно-контентної безпеки, Kyiv, Ukraine: К.: ВІКНУ , 2017, 237-242 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kyiv, Ukraine: К.: ВІКНУ, 2017
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322669 (URN)
Conference
Міжнародного форуму з кризовості комунікацій «Контентно-потокові моделі як тактичні інструменти комунікаційно-контентної безпеки», 22-23 May 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine
Available from: 2017-05-29 Created: 2017-05-29 Last updated: 2017-06-07Bibliographically approved
Revich, B. A., Avaliani, S. L. & Simons, G. (2016). Air Pollution And Public Health In A Megalopolis: A Case Study Of Moscow. Ekonomika regiona, 12(4), 1069-1078.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Air Pollution And Public Health In A Megalopolis: A Case Study Of Moscow
2016 (English)In: Ekonomika regiona, Vol. 12, no 4, 1069-1078 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A rapidly growing number of megalopolises in the world leads to some substantial problems to environmentalconditions of their population. One of these problems is the intensification of motor traffic, which contributesto air pollution measured as average concentrations of several air pollutants and climate change inthe form of more frequent heat waves and cold spells. The present study analyzes the selected indicators ofenvironmental health in Moscow, the largest Russian megalopolis which contributes for adoption of soundand evidence-based health risk management policies. Individual carcinogenic risks attributed to traffic emissionsvaried across the study area of 400 km2 between 3 × 10 -4 and 6.53 × 10 -4 which is typical for most megalopolisesin the economically developed countries. However, the carcinogenic risks in some districts may exceedthe threshold of 10 -3 which is regarded as unacceptable. The total population carcinogenic risk for 3.5million people who lived in the study area with intense road traffic was 23 additional cases of malignant neoplasmsper year or 1513 cases per 70 years. Additional mortality during the extreme heat episode in the summerof 2010, when forest and peat fires caused exceptionally high levels of smog in Moscow, reached 11,000deaths. The measures to be taken by the executive authorities include informing the residents about the onsetof extreme heat by means of an early warning system, and rating the relative severity of heat and air pollutionaccording to a 4-point scale.

Keyword
megalopolis, cities, Moscow, human ecology, environmental health, air pollution, risk assessment, climate change, heat waves, mortality
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-312776 (URN)10.17059/2016–4–9 (DOI)000401304600009 ()
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2017-06-12Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2016). Book Review of Matusitz, J., Terrorism and Communication: A Critical Introduction, Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage, 2013, Media, War and Conflict, Vol. 9 (3), 2016, pp. 344-345 [Review]. Media, War & Conflict, 9(3), 344-345.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review of Matusitz, J., Terrorism and Communication: A Critical Introduction, Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage, 2013, Media, War and Conflict, Vol. 9 (3), 2016, pp. 344-345
2016 (English)In: Media, War & Conflict, ISSN 1750-6352, E-ISSN 1750-6360, Vol. 9, no 3, 344-345 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-312812 (URN)10.1177/1750635216659591 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2016). News and Syria: Creating key media moments in the conflict. Cogent Social Sciences, 2.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>News and Syria: Creating key media moments in the conflict
2016 (English)In: Cogent Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2331-1886, Vol. 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mass media play a critical role through the production of news in influencing how citizens have their perceptions and opinions shaped. This article intends to delve into the role of news production in creating knowledge and shaping public perception and opinion within the Syrian case and demonstrates that news is not an accidental occurrence, neither in terms of subject or timing. Articles on specific issues, such as the reaction to the chemical weapons attack of August 2013 and the allegations of “industrial killings” by the Syrian government, appearing in the mass media, are subjected to analysis based on the theoretical notions outlined in the paper. These two cases hint that the timing and nature of these specific news events are not as “random” and coincidental as would seem at first glance.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283397 (URN)10.1080/23311886.2016.1170583 (DOI)000385954000001 ()
Available from: 2016-04-12 Created: 2016-04-12 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Simons, G. (2016). Projecting failure as success: Residents’ perspectives of the Christchurch earthquakes recovery. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), Article ID 1126169.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projecting failure as success: Residents’ perspectives of the Christchurch earthquakes recovery
2016 (English)In: Cogent Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2331-1886, Vol. 2, no 1, 1126169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In September 2010 and February 2011, the Canterbury region was rocked by a series of earthquakes. The success or otherwise, of a recovery from a crisis can be found in the perceptions of stakeholders. Many different stakeholders exist, including different levels of Government, bureaucratic institutions and state institutions, private enterprise, non-governmental organisations and the public. In this article, the public are the focus and their perception of the recovery is collected. An online survey was conducted, and it demonstrates a significant gap between the Government’s perception and the perception of residents of Christchurch. How do publics react when they feel as though they have been marginalised by the authorities charged with the crisis event recovery? The Government’s account of success is not shared by the majority of respondents, who have mobilised politically using social media platforms. There are implications for Governments and authorities that are seen to fail segments of the public in the age of social media, where crisis management and public relations meet and political mobilisation against officials and official bodies takes place.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271301 (URN)10.1080/23311886.2015.1126169 (DOI)000385953400001 ()
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
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