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Diplomacy 2.0: framing of countries in times of crisis
Diplomacy may be understood as a method for building and managing relations of enmity and friendship in world politics (Bjola, 2013). During times of crises, relations that exist between nations may alter along the friendship-enmity axis.
Analysing the manner in which nations frame, or portray one another, on digital diplomacy channels during times of crises may allow one to identify transitions along the friendship-enmity axis. Such an approach would enable framing methodology, a staple in communication research, to serve as a tool in the study of diplomacy.