Localization of the News and Urban Unrest: A Media Usage and Protest Location Survey in Cairo
Social Science Research Network , 2013.
How does disruption of communication effect political unrest? In search for an answer, we examine the news media consumption behavior among Cairo residents in relation to their protest activity during the 18-day Egyptian uprising of 2011. Based on a survey on protest locations and media usage conducted in Cairo, we confirm a significant disparity in the modes of news consumption between steadfast protesters and those who abstained from the protests. Taking the trauma caused by the sudden and ubiquitous censorship of media during the protests as a temporal marker, the survey depicts the approximate dynamics of protest location and media usage in four phases of the Egyptian uprising. We show that dispersion of the protests greatly increased during the first day of the media shutdown on January 28, and that during the second phase of the protests and onwards local news communication between the respondents and their immediate social network neighbors effectively fueled the mobilization. While the nonparticipants mostly used centralized news outlets, including satellite television, the most ardent protesters relied heavily on their local social network for receiving updates on the events.
Priority areas: state and public administration
, / Social Science Research Network. Series SSRN Working Paper Series "Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making". 2010.
The Eastern European color revolutions, and the recent post-election unrest in Iran pose a pressing question: how can local organization networks facilitate large-scale collective action? The final result of a collective action is contingent upon two factors, the relational structure of the network of the individuals involved, and their mutual learning, imitation, and belief-updating dictated ...
Added: December 14, 2016
Медийно-информационная грамотность и формирование культуры открытого правительства. Материалы международной конференции (Ханты-Мансийск, 7-10 июня 2016г.)
, М. : Межрегиональный центр библиотечного сотрудничества, 2017
Media and Information Literacy for Building Culture of Open Government. Proceedings of the International Conference (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, 7–10 June 2016). –Moscow, Interregional Library Cooperation Centre, 2017, – 208 p. The book includes papers by the participants of the international conference on Media and Information Literacy for Building Culture of Open Government (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, ...
Added: March 9, 2020
, Political Communication 2014 Vol. 31 No. 1 P. 1-24
Conventional wisdom suggests that universal lapses in media connectivity—for example, disruption of Internet and cell phone access—have a negative effect on political mobilization. On the contrary, I argue that sudden and ubiquitous interruption of mass communication can facilitate revolutionary mobilization and proliferate decentralized contention. A dynamic threshold model for participation in network collective action is ...
Added: December 14, 2016
, , Revue d'etudes comparatives Est-Ouest 2016 Vol. 47 No. 4 P. 149-177
The paper focuses on the debates about Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that unfolded in Russia’s print media from December 2010 to December 2013. The authors highlight the initial arguments of supporters and opponents of this accession, the ways in which those arguments are presented in the media, and the differences in ...
Added: February 1, 2017
Axiological-Identitary Collective Action Model (AICAM): A new integrative perspective in the analysis of protest
, , et al., Plos One 2019 Vol. 14 No. 6 P. 1-17
Current predictive models of collective action have devoted little attention to personal values, such as morals or ideology. The present research addresses this issue by incorporating a new axiological path in a novel predictive model of collective action, named AICAM. The axiological path is formed by two constructs: ideology and moral obligation. The model has ...
Added: June 1, 2019
, , Вестник общественного мнения. Данные. Анализ. Дискуссии 2019 Т. 128 № 1-2 С. 137-146
В настоящей статье анализируются публикации в пяти ведущих печатных изданиях каждой из стран Большой двадцатки (G20) за 2018 г. На основе ресурса Factiva была собрана база данных о числе взаимных упоминаний стран мира в национальной прессе на 13 языках. Сетевой анализ полученных результатов позволяет определить место России относительно других стран мира, оценить взаимность интереса между ...
Added: July 23, 2019
Media and Information Literacy for Building Culture of Open Government/Proceedings of the International Conference (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, 7-10 June, 2016)
Interregional Library Cooperation Centre, 2017
The book includes papers by the participants of the international conference on Media and Information Literacy for Building Culture of Open Government (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, 7–10 June 2016), which has heralded a new important shift towards using media and information literacy to solve the problems of building open governments and establishing feedback mechanisms between governments ...
Added: March 10, 2020
A Quasi-Experimental Study of Contagion and Coordination in Urban Conflict: Evidence from The Syrian Civil War in Damascus
, / academia.edu. Series PS "Comparative Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies". 2014.
Motivated by dichotomous scholarly results on the conflict-communication nexus, I compare the predictions of two competing theories of urban conflict based on coordination and contagion. I exploit a quasi-experimental intervention in the Syrian nation-wide communications in November 2012 along with a geolocated dataset of daily conflict locations (n= 627) in Damascus to build a panel ...
Added: December 14, 2016
Как экономика в новостях влияет на новости в экономике? Обзор теорий о специфике и роли экономических дискуссий в СМИ
, Экономическая социология 2017 Т. 18 № 3 С. 97-129
Economic debates in the media and their impact on the economic and political behavior of people are underexamined if compared with similar studies of political or social issues. This paper is aimed at reviewing how economic news are reflected in the academic literature and exploring connections between media, public opinions, and the economic situations. The ...
Added: June 5, 2017
L. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
This edited volume provides an inclusive explanation of what, why, and how cities interact with global counterparts as well as with nation states, non-governmental organizations, and foreign publics. The chapters present theoretical and analytical approaches to the study of city diplomacy as well as case studies to capture the nuances of the practice. By bringing ...
Added: October 4, 2020
, Гражданин.Выборы. Власть 2019 № 2 С. 98-110
Contemporary global transformations and the increased capabilities of the destabilizing interference into the domestic affairs of the sovereign countries on behalf of the states that relate themselves to the “collective West” phenomenon is facilitated by the worldwide expansion of the digital integrated communications. All that increases the opportunities for the political manipulations and puts forward ...
Added: June 13, 2019
Governance of Commons in a Large Nondemocratic Country: The Case of Forestry in the Russian Federation
, , Publius 2014 Vol. 44 No. 2 P. 298-323
A substantial portion of Elinor Ostrom’s work critically examines the interplay between decentralization and efficient governance of commons. Ostrom’s suggestion is to shift from the dichotomous view of decentralization versus centralization to a more complex picture, labeled “polycentric governance.” This article applies this theory and uses a novel data set to test how the allocation ...
Added: October 19, 2015
, , Социологические исследования 2018 № 5 С. 84-98
The article analyzes dynamics of some indicators of the human capital of Russians in the context of changes in the relations between employees and employers. It is shown that the general vector of these changes is the shift of balance of power between them in favor of employers, which has led to non-compliance with the ...
Added: August 29, 2018
, Post-Soviet Affairs 2013 Vol. 29 No. 2 P. 101-135
A political scientist examines how regional elites shape the electoral fortunes of Russia’s hegemonic party, United Russia (UR). Using original data on regional legislative elections from 2003 to 2011, we show that UR performs better in those regions where regional governors control strong political machines. Russia’s leadership undercut its own electoral strategy by replacing popular elected ...
Added: June 7, 2013
Understanding the survival of post-Communist corruption in contemporary Russia: The influence of historical legacies
, , Post-Soviet Affairs 2015 Vol. 31 No. 4 P. 304-338
Corruption is widespread throughout the former Communist states, and it is particularly severe and entrenched in Russia. Despite the fact that Russia's contemporary corruption has recently become a subject of analysis, there is, however, no study that has addressed the role of the Communist legacy in the development of various aspects of corruption. This paper ...
Added: September 3, 2015
Государственная идеология и современная Россия. Материалы Всероссийской научно-общественной конференции. Москва, 28 марта 2014 г.
М. : Наука и политика, 2014
In proceedings of the conference organized by the Center for scientific political thought and ideology, the authors discuss the theory, history and typology of ideologies, the problems of the relationship of the state and ideology and state ideology in modern Russia. ...
Added: November 7, 2015
, , et al., Europe-Asia Studies 2014
Elections serve a variety of functions in authoritarian regimes, yet scholars are divided on the question of why regime leaders permit elections in some settings but not in others. We argue that autocrats use subnational elections to co-opt and assuage powerful subnational elites. When subnational elites control significant political resources, such as political machines or ...
Added: October 25, 2014
, , , Communist and Post-Communist Studies 2012 Vol. 45 No. 3-4 P. 219-231
This paper aims to explain the characteristics and internal mechanisms of protest activity and solidarity among Russia’s industrial workers over the past two decades. Both academic discussions and officials’ attitudes toward protests prove contradictory. Even in periods of increase, labor activism has remained limited. Yet authorities continue to show concern about real and potential discontent, ...
Added: December 7, 2012
, , Полис. Политические исследования 2019 № 1 С. 33-38
В связи с ростом влияния популистских движений и настроений в разных странах и регионах мира популизм в последние годы стал одним из ключевых объектов изучения политической науки. Однако применительно к российскому кейсу исследования этого явления пока что остаются крайне редкими и несистематическими. В статье предпринимается попытка преодолеть ряд спорных трактовок популизма, рассматривающих его как сугубо риторический ...
Added: March 3, 2019
, , , Балтийский регион 2016 Т. 8 № 1 С. 48-64
Рассматриваются последствия создаваемой в Балтийском и Североевропейском регионах системы противоракетной обороны (ПРО) США для военной безопасности России. На основе метода структурно-функционального анализа изучаются внутренние особенности программы ЕвроПро, этапы её реализации и влияние на региональный военно-стратегический баланс. Отмечается, что ЕвроПРО, как и другие региональные системы противоракетной обороны Пентагона, усиливает ударный потенциал вооружённых сил США и их ...
Added: July 2, 2016
, Terra Economicus 2015 Т. 13 № 3 С. 97-108
The author makes an attempt to justify his hypothesis that Russia since the early 2000s demonstrates a quite typical for many countries undulating process of rise and fall of public interest to the different political models. In particular, there are periods of waning of interest in socialism, followed by a period of its temporary rehabilitation, ...
Added: March 15, 2016
Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924: Buddhism, Socialism, and Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building
, L. : Routledge, 2016
The governance arrangements put in place for Siberia and Mongolia after the collapse of the Qing and Russian Empires were highly unusual, experimental and extremely interesting. The Buryat-Mongol Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic established within the Soviet Union in 1923 and the independent Mongolian People’s Republic established a year later were supposed to represent a new ...
Added: October 3, 2015
, Публичная политика 2018 Т. 2 № 1 С. 160-165
Недавний флешмоб вокруг «включенных низов» студентов-авиаторов, зафиксировавших на видео свои задорные движения тазом и бедрами под популярную песню «Удовлетворение», некоторыми комментаторами в социальных сетях рассматривался чуть ли не с позиций предвестника революции (по крайней мере, звучали мнения, что они «так начинаются», вероятно, с оглядкой на дигитализированные времена). Что могло бы вызвать к жизни подобные рассуждения: ...
Added: October 8, 2018
, , Муниципальная Россия 2010 № 5 С. 76-89
Added: December 12, 2012