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posted on 2023-02-01, 15:42 authored by Sabina MiheljSabina Mihelj

This article introduces the concept of platform nations to capture an important recent shift in the way nations and nationalism operate in the public domain. If the rise of the Internet initially led to a weakening of state control over public expressions of national belonging, the growing monopoly of platforms enables states to reassert control over national imagination, while also opening doors for other political and corporate actors to interfere in the process. This shift appears to be contributing, at least in some parts of the world, to a disciplining of national imagination online, partially reversing the trend to greater democratization seen in the early stages of the Internet.

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School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

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Nations and Nationalism

Volume

29

Issue

1

Pages

10-24

Publisher

Wiley

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Author

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This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Acceptance date

2022-11-10

Publication date

2022-12-13

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

1354-5078

eISSN

1469-8129

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Sabina Mihelj. Deposit date: 18 November 2022

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