Here you will find a portfolio of articles I have written, ranging from scientific papers written during my studies to entertainment, such as travel reports and column writing.
What influence does the advent of cyber crime and cyber warfare have on the field of international politics? Cyberwarfare is a new arena in which countries have to defend themselves, and the nature of the arena creates opportunities for new actors- not just other states, but also companies and even individuals.
- Voters of South Africa- Partisanship, Cleavages and lowered turn-outs in a new democracy 18.03.2014
Many people claim that the South African election results are entirely bound to the demographic make-up and political history of the country. Is it true that South African voters decide by their skin colour? And why has the election turn-out been decreasing since the iconic 1994 elections?
Voting is one of the most important aspects of an open democracy, but how do voters actually decide on one party or candidate? Is it a purely rational decision based on possible individual gains, how strongly do societal aspects influence voter choice, and how are voters influenced by subconscious factors? In this, my Bachelor thesis, I analyze the existing methods used in determining voter preferences, and compare these with the latest breakthroughs made by psychologists in the field of decision making.