Jakub Eberle, Jan Daniel, “Putin, You Suck”: Affective Sticking Points in the Czech Narrative on “Russian Hybrid Warfare”
Read the new article by Jakub Eberle and Jan Daniel for the prestigious journal Political Psychology. The text titled “Putin, You Suck”: An Affective Sticking Points in the Czech Narrative on “Russian Hybrid Warfare” focuses on how one of the many possible narratives about the threat of “Russian hybrid war” succeeded in the Czech environment. The authors examine the blending of narratives and emotions in the Czech debate on Russia and analyze texts, social networks and a broader debate on Czech identity. They come to a conclusion that the conservative narrative about Russia as a threat to civilization succeeded as well due to being able to make use of a number of motives that have a strong emotive charge in Czech society, such as the question of Czech belonging to the West or the historical traumas of 1939 and 1968.
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