Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia
Political Science. PS. Высшая школа экономики , 2018. No. WP BRP 63/PS/2018.
There is an extensive body of research devoted to how political satire affects political knowledge and political behavior. Extant studies are focused on political satire in democratic countries and do not pay enough attention to authoritarian regimes. This study extends this research to non- democratic regimes, while also adding to it by exploring the extent to which the use of political satire encourages exposure to political information. We conduct an online experiment on the sample of Russian students. We borrow satirical pictures from Lentach – popular Russian socialmedia public page, whose motto is “a propaganda of common sense” as opposed to biasedpolitical messages proliferated by government-controlled media outlets. Using both frequentist and Bayesian approaches, we found that access to political information containing satirical illustrating content increases attention to the information, relative to political news reports accompanied by standard news illustrations. The findings contribute to the literature on the political entertainment and exposure to political information, as well as to research on media under authoritarianism.
Making Politics Attractive: Visual Memes and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia
International Journal of Communication 2022
There is an extensive body of research devoted to how political satire affects political knowledge and political behavior. Extant studies are focused on political satire in democratic countries and do not pay enough attention to authoritarian regimes. This study extends this research to non-democratic regimes, while also adding to it by exploring the extent to ...
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Russian Politics 2019 Vol. 4 No. 1 P. 76-111
The regional machines created by the Russian governors in the mid-1990s turned out to be most effective in the ethnic republics. This phenomenon is supported by several facts, with the primary as follows: the density of the patronage networks among the rural ethnic minorities, and the economic heritage of the Soviet period and ethnical institutionalization. These factors allowed regional ...
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Russian Politics and Law 2010 Vol. 48 No. 2 P. 7-26
In the 1990s, sub-national authoritarian regimes – local-based monopolies of ruling elites – emerged in many of Russia’s regions and cities against the background of spontaneous decentralization of government and competitive electoral politics. In the 2000s, the decline of political competition and recentralization of the Russian state led to incorporation of sub-national authoritarian regimes under ...
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Азия и Африка сегодня 2017 № 7 С. 43-47
The article discusses the dialogue between the cultures of Russia and Japan in the post-Soviet period. Despite the complex relations at the state level, characterized by mutual distrust of parties, as well as significant differences in interpersonal relations between Russians and Japanese, a cultural dialogue continues between Russia and Japan, based on mutual interest of ...
Added: July 30, 2017
Россия и Восточная Азия через 70 лет после окончания Второй мировой войны: доклады, представленные на III международной конференции молодых востоковедов в ИДВ РАН (Москва, 11—12 ноября 2015 г.)
М.: ИДВ РАН, 2016
The proceedings of the III International Scientific Conference of Young Orientalists, which was held at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies in November 2015, cover different aspects of the development of the countries of Northeast Asia and their cooperation with Russia. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the current state and prospects of ...
Added: October 6, 2019
Власть 2015 № 10 С. 171-181
The article presents the results of a comparative study of attitudes toward social role of the state and the factors of their formation in Russia and Germany. The study was conducted on the data of the European Social Survey (ESS, 2008). The author analyzes not only the data on Germany as a whole, but also ...
Added: October 13, 2015
Полис. Политические исследования 2019 № 4 С. 119-131
The article presents the results of the study based on the data of the 2012 European Social Survey. The author analyzed the correlation between the population’s attitude towards democracy and the assessment of the importance of its individual aspects (“understanding” of democracy). The analysis was carried out on data from Russia and groups of European ...
Added: November 28, 2018
Civil Society Awakens? The Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federation: National and Regional Dimensions
L.: Ashgate, 2015
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Europe-Asia Studies 2020 Vol. 1 No. 72 P. 80-98
This article addresses the puzzle of electoral engineering in autocracies using data from three rounds of Russian regional legislative elections between 2003 and 2017. The analysis shows that electoral engineering was widespread in regions where governors lacked the resources necessary to rely on blatant forms of electoral malpractice for the benefit of United Russia. This ...
Added: March 7, 2020
Полития: Анализ. Хроника. Прогноз 2015 № 2 С. 6-20
The article is devoted to the analysis of the hypothesis proposed V.Gel'man, according to which the post-Soviet Russia should be viewed as an "crucial case" of electoral authoritarianism that sheds light jn the origins of the strength and weakness of this model in a comparative perspective. Having thoroughly analyzed Gel'man's arguments in the context of ...
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Журнал исследований социальной политики 2016 Т. 14 № 1 С. 39-54
This article traces the development of Internet representation in Russia’s official public discourse from 1994, when the domain ".ru" was officially registered, until 2014. During this period, the Internet became an issue for Russian public policy. Russia implements public programs providing Internet-access to the citizens, and simultaneously limits the Internet through restrictions and censorship. We ...
Added: October 15, 2015
European Journal of Communication 2019
Self-censorship is often understood in relation to censorship (Simons and Strovsky, 2006; Kenny and Gross, 2008; Tapsell, 2012). While the word ‘self’ emphasises individual agency, ‘censorship’ indicates the presence of an external force that imposes itself on an individual or a collective. The mainstream literature on media and journalism has thus far fallen short of ...
Added: June 17, 2019
Violence Exposure, Posttraumatic Stress, and Subjective Well-Being in a Sample of Russian Adults: A Facebook-Based Study
Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2020 Vol. 35 No. 5-6 P. 1476-1491
*Реализация соц. сети Facebook запрещена на территории России по основаниям осуществления экстремистской деятельности. Exposure to violence has been shown to negatively affect mental health and well-being. The goal of this Facebook-based study was to describe the rates of exposure to violence in a sample of Russian adults and to assess the impact of these experiences on ...
Added: February 18, 2019
Bristol: E-International Relation Publishing, 2017
Since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the beginning of the war in Donbas, Eastern Europe has been facing a migration crisis. Several million Ukrainians are internally displaced or have fled the country and now face an uncertain future. At the same time, Western-imposed sanctions and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union ...
Added: June 6, 2017
Alternatives to State Approaches in Turkey and Russia: The Politics of Memory and Civic Activism in Comparison
Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation 2019 Vol. 4 No. 2 P. 36-67
This study focuses on different forms of civil memory activism and their broader consequences in two neighboring powers in the South Caucasus: Turkey and Russia. Civil memory activism is crucial not only for opening up a novel space for dealing with the past but also for strengthening civil society and non-state initiatives. Moreover, the notions of ...
Added: September 30, 2020
М.: Экспертиза, 2005
В сборник включены работы М. Урнова, посвященные проблемам политического развития России в начале нового столетия, а также аналитические материалы, подготовленные М. Урновым и В. Касамарой по результатам крупных социологических исследований Фонда аналитических программ "Экспертиза", проведенных в 2002-2004 гг. ...
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Особенности понимания демократии и их взаимосвязь с ресурсными характеристиками населения: на примере России и Германии
Социологический журнал 2018 Т. 24 № 3 С. 76-97
В статье представлены результаты анализа особенностей понимания демократии на примере населения России и Германии, в том числе ее Западных и Восточных земель. Различия в трактовке этого понятия могут оказать значительное влияние на ответы респондентов об их отношении к демократии и удовлетворенности ею в стране. На данных Европейского социального исследования за 2012 г. проведен сравнительный анализ ...
Added: October 17, 2018
Axiomathes 2018 Vol. 28 No. 3 P. 345-361
This article focuses on the general theoretical issue of realism versus constructivism (or normativism) in politics, with a case of the present-day Russia as the main and most telling (but not the only) example. We present four assertions that we are going to defend. First, we claim that in the sphere of international relations, political ...
Added: March 18, 2018
Ключевые проблемы модернизации России и Китая: направления сравнительных исследований. Вводное выступление за «круглым столом» - «Модернизация в России и Китае в сравнительной перспективе»
Российская история 2012 № 3 С. 45-48
Данная публикация материалов российско-китайского Круглого стола посвящена актуальным проблемам модернизации в двух странах в истории и современности. Показаны возможности сопоставления «военного коммунизма» и «большого скачка», технологий построения индустриального общества и становления политических режимов. ...
Added: December 1, 2012
When the Future Came. The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks
Stuttgart: ibidem Verlag; Columbia University Press, 2019
This captivating volume brings together case studies drawn from four post-Soviet states—Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. The collected papers illustrate how the events that started in 1985 and brought down the USSR six years later led to the rise of fifteen successor states, with their own historicized collective memories. The volume’s analyses juxtapose history textbooks ...
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Вестник общественного мнения. Данные. Анализ. Дискуссии 2017 № 3-4 С. 12-32
The paper compares some basic aspects of the national identity of Russian and American students. We have analyzed the views of the students at three leading Russian universities (MSU, MGIMO and NRU HSE) and at Princeton University (USA). The study is based on comparing of Russian students’ positions with those of the Princeton University’s students ...
Added: March 12, 2018
Russia in Global Affairs 2019 Т. 17 № 3 С. 156-166
Рецензия на книгу: Трансформация международных отношений в Северо-Восточной Азии и национальные интересы России / Под ред. А.В. Торкунова, Д.В. Стрельцова. М., Аспект Пресс, 2019. ...
Added: July 13, 2019
The Sociology of Self-Censorship: A Bourdieusian Perspective on Journalistic Strategies During Rapid Political Change
European Journal of Communication 2019
How do journalists adapt to the imposition of limitations on their professional autonomy during rapid political change? This article draws on Bourdieusian field theory to explore how local Crimean journalists engaged in or avoided self-censorship in the period following Russia’s annexation of the peninsula. The analysis presented here draws on 70 biographical interviews conducted with ...
Added: June 17, 2019
Полития: Анализ. Хроника. Прогноз 2012 № 4
Many experts argued that political regime in contemporary Russia represented one of the instances of the global phenomenon of electoral authoritarianism. But what are the major features of such a regime in case of Russia, what about its institutional foundations and political pillars? How its life cycle … the emergence, development, and further decay changed ...
Added: November 12, 2013