Twiplomacy in the age of Donald Trump: Is the diplomatic code changing?

Maja Šimunjak , Alessandro Caliandro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This study employs digital methods in conjunction with traditional content and discourse analyses to explore how the US President Donald Trump conducts diplomacy on Twitter and how, if at all, diplomatic entities around the world engage in diplomatic exchanges with him. The results confirm speculations that Trump’s diplomatic communication on Twitter disrupts traditional codes of diplomatic language but show little evidence that new codes of diplomatic interactions on social media are being constructed, given that other diplomatic entities around the world mostly remain within the confines of traditional notions of diplomacy in (not) communicating with Trump on Twitter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalInformation Society
Volume35
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Twitter; social media; diplomacy; digital methods; United States; Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump
  • digital methods
  • Diplomacy
  • United States
  • Twitter
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Information Systems
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management Information Systems

Cite this

Twiplomacy in the age of Donald Trump: Is the diplomatic code changing? / Šimunjak , Maja; Caliandro, Alessandro.

In: Information Society, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2019, p. 13-25.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Šimunjak , Maja ; Caliandro, Alessandro. / Twiplomacy in the age of Donald Trump: Is the diplomatic code changing?. In: Information Society. 2019 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 13-25.
@article{ba890bb78ea94bcabcf28c36ddf037cf,
title = "Twiplomacy in the age of Donald Trump: Is the diplomatic code changing?",
abstract = "This study employs digital methods in conjunction with traditional content and discourse analyses to explore how the US President Donald Trump conducts diplomacy on Twitter and how, if at all, diplomatic entities around the world engage in diplomatic exchanges with him. The results confirm speculations that Trump’s diplomatic communication on Twitter disrupts traditional codes of diplomatic language but show little evidence that new codes of diplomatic interactions on social media are being constructed, given that other diplomatic entities around the world mostly remain within the confines of traditional notions of diplomacy in (not) communicating with Trump on Twitter.",
keywords = "Twitter; social media; diplomacy; digital methods; United States; Donald Trump, Donald Trump, digital methods, Diplomacy, United States, Twitter, social media",
author = "Maja Šimunjak and Alessandro Caliandro",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1080/01972243.2018.1542646",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "13--25",
journal = "Information Society",
issn = "0197-2243",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Twiplomacy in the age of Donald Trump: Is the diplomatic code changing?

AU - Šimunjak , Maja

AU - Caliandro, Alessandro

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - This study employs digital methods in conjunction with traditional content and discourse analyses to explore how the US President Donald Trump conducts diplomacy on Twitter and how, if at all, diplomatic entities around the world engage in diplomatic exchanges with him. The results confirm speculations that Trump’s diplomatic communication on Twitter disrupts traditional codes of diplomatic language but show little evidence that new codes of diplomatic interactions on social media are being constructed, given that other diplomatic entities around the world mostly remain within the confines of traditional notions of diplomacy in (not) communicating with Trump on Twitter.

AB - This study employs digital methods in conjunction with traditional content and discourse analyses to explore how the US President Donald Trump conducts diplomacy on Twitter and how, if at all, diplomatic entities around the world engage in diplomatic exchanges with him. The results confirm speculations that Trump’s diplomatic communication on Twitter disrupts traditional codes of diplomatic language but show little evidence that new codes of diplomatic interactions on social media are being constructed, given that other diplomatic entities around the world mostly remain within the confines of traditional notions of diplomacy in (not) communicating with Trump on Twitter.

KW - Twitter; social media; diplomacy; digital methods; United States; Donald Trump

KW - Donald Trump

KW - digital methods

KW - Diplomacy

KW - United States

KW - Twitter

KW - social media

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85059904302&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/01972243.2018.1542646

DO - 10.1080/01972243.2018.1542646

M3 - Article

VL - 35

SP - 13

EP - 25

JO - Information Society

JF - Information Society

SN - 0197-2243

IS - 1

ER -