Book Details

Book title: Impact of Social Media on Peace and Security
Author(s): Vijay Khare
ISBN: 9789390095254
Publication Year: 2021
Binding: HB
Pages: 208
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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This book constructively articulates the key issues and shifting nature of social media and technology. It also critically examines the impact of social media on foreign policy, economic security, national security, social behaviour, conflict prevention and global peace and security in the larger framework.
Since 2004, the growth of social media has increased extensively and currently it has become more accessible to the public and has turned into a means by which people, non-state actors and also governments can share their foreign policy priorities to receive feedback, engage in diplomacy, educate the people and influence the foreign policy process. It has made an attempt to influence perceptions through digital diplomacy inevitable.

Social media is both an asset and a threat to social and political well-being. There are various types of media used globally that provide platforms to debate as part of the freedom of expression which can also be misused for propaganda, spread hate speeches, rumours and fake news. They can also create instability in society and threaten national security. Apart from this, around 90 per cent of organised terrorism on the Internet takes place through social media.

In this context, this book helps to identify the contemporary challenges and various issues emerging in the sphere of social media and advanced technology and suggests a mechanism to keep a check on activities that threaten national security.

By considering the contemporary Global Security Environment and Emerging Threats from social media to Global Security Order, this book shares the ideas and diverse perspectives of various national and international strategic experts, policy makers and security experts on positive and negative impacts of social media. In addition, it helps to develop security measures, ethics, accountability and academic policy options for the new social media to receive positive outcomes.
This book enhances the understanding of the inter-linkages of social media and national security. To establish peace and stability during crises and the demands of careful research, this book is based on primary and secondary sources of data collected through various institutions and universities. It fulfils this demand to a very large extent.

It is a must-read book for defence and security professionals, strategic experts, industrial holders, scholars, researchers and security policy analysts.      

ABOUT Author

Dr. Vijay S. Khare is Professor & Head, Department of Defence and Strategie Studies (DDSS), Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Dr. Khare was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship by USA and Erasmus Fellowship by the European Commission. He was also awarded Partial Fellowship by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Khare was selected for the United Nations Short Course on "Hologrammatic Terrorism" United Nations. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, University of Rome. Italy. He completed Executive Leadership Program and Advanced Mediation and Peacemaking at the University of London, UK. Dr. Khare received his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University Grants Commission (UGC), and Social Scientist award for the research work under the Indo- French Social Scientist ExehangeProgranme at the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l`Homme, Paris. US State Department invited Dr. Khare under the International Visitors programme to attend `the US Multilateral Diplomacy` program. He also completed "Academy Leadership Academy" programme at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University, USA. As the Director of the International Centre, Dr. Khare provides excellent leadership to all international engagements. Under his dynamic leadership, collaborations have been extended with renowned universities. He is engaged in a number of national and international projects and actively involved in European Commission funded projects. He was instrumental in completing more than 16 international projects, namely. Erasmus Mundus. Erasmus plus program of European Commission. Dr. Khare has introduced very unique course after 12thstd (Five year integrated MA/MSc course) to develop Strategic Culture among Indian Youths and Nine Post- Graduate Diplomas, and new Master program in Global Peace Security and Strategies Studies at DDSS. Dr.Khare also brought Rs. Two Crore Grant from University Grants Commission to update and enhance Defence and Strategies Studies: Khare is instrumental to sign MOU with Indian Air Force and brought the Chair in the name of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC and received 1 Crore Grants from Indian Air Force. Considering his dedication to the department, SPPU conferred the Best Department Award -2019 to DDSS.

He is former Dean, Faculty of Humanities and holds a number of academic and administrative posts. His areas of expertise are national security, non-traditional security, terrorism and counter- terrorism, peace and conflict resolution, human rights,  internationalization of higher education and Ambedkar Studies.

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