Prague SECONOMICS Discussion Papers: Report on Expert Blogs Analysis

Lacina, Tomáš
Prague Graduate School in Comparative Qualitative Analysis 2013

The aim of this study is to present the findings of an analysis of expert security blogs that was carried out between 1 January 2010 and 30 April 2013. The main research questions here are: 1. What is the overall salience of selected topics among security bloggers? 2. How do expert blogs frame the implications of security and security technologies within our three SECONOMICS topics – Stuxnet, CCTV cameras, and 3D body scanners?

As a global source of information, expert blog articles were naturally assumed to reflect the latest developments in international security-related affairs connected to the particular topics of our study, such as airliner terrorism, cyber-attacks, criminality, and the surveillance of public areas.