Why are politics so prominent in the media? What meaning does democracy have in today’s world? Do we know enough about what is happening in other places of the world? Why do so many politicians have Facebook pages? Why do famous pop-stars want to go to the White House and meet President Obama?
The course focuses on discussing the links between politics, pop-culture, power and fame. Icelandic politics are discussed and the status of young people in Iceland after the economic crisis. We also focus on international politics. What does the media tell us about what is happening in the world today?