Author: Alessia Petrucci

Influencers’ Politics: Between Attention, Democracy and Power

[Illustration by Silvia Baccanti]   In recent months, the Italian political scene has been dominated by the debates involving the approval of a law aiming at aggravating the legal penalties for discriminating and instigating crimes on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability, the so-called...

Are social media a zero-sum game?

Article by Alessia Petrucci | Illustration by Armadilly Comics ”Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” (William Bruce Cameron) I am not going to lie. Something that happened to a friend some days ago pushed me to write this article. Long...

The Chinese chase for the American soft power

Article by Alessia Petrucci | Illustration by Chiara Zilioli   ‘’Foreign policy, as nature, refuses emptiness’’ (Francesco Costa)   Since the end of the Cold War, the international system changed. Experts now consider it a “liquid system”, not only because there aren’t two super powers constantly challenging each other...