The Crimean Conflict on Russian and Ukrainian TV: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach
The paper explores discourses on Russian and Ukrainian television related to the Crimean conflict of 2014. Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory serves as a theoretical framework of the study. The study contributes to academic debates on two levels: on a substantive level, it provides insights into the logic of the Crimean conflict; on the methodological level, it suggests the method of corpus-assisted semantic network analysis for empirical analysis in discourse-theoretical studies. News reports devoted to events in Crimea on a Russian TV channel Channel 1 and a Ukrainian TV channel Inter, which were broadcasted from 28.02.2014 to 16.03.2014 served as empirical data for the study. In total, 390 news reports, accounting to 19 hours and 20 minutes of coverage, were analyzed. The analysis showed that the Russian channel’s discourse emphasized decision-making processes in Crimea, Crimean residents and Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s relations with the West. Ukrainian channel’s discourse emphasized military actions in Crimea and Russia’s involvement in the events in the region. Both sides’ interpretations were based on hegemonic discursive constructions: it was anti-Westernism for the Russian discourse, and ‘Russia as a potential enemy’ for the Ukrainian discourse. At the methodological level, the method of corpus-assisted semantic network analysis proved useful for empirical research in a discourse-theoretical study. It allowed to analyze an extensive corpus of texts and make conclusions about prominent patterns in discourses based on parameters of semantic networks.
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
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 ...
Added: April 20, 2020
Russian Politics and Law 2015 Vol. 53 No. 1 P. 81-100
The author argues that the return of Crimea to Russia, events in and around Ukraine, and associated tendencies in Russian domestic politics have created a new reality for Russian society. Many liberals consider declining Russian influence in the world a necessary condition of internal liberalization, while many of those who favor an independent role for ...
Added: March 2, 2016
Civil Society Awakens? The Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federation: National and Regional Dimensions
L.: Ashgate, 2015
Added: October 24, 2014
Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia
Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia / Высшая школа экономики. Series PS "Political Science". 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 ...
Added: November 22, 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
Edinburgh University Press, 2018
This book emanates from the research project ‘Nation-building, nationalism and the new “other” in today’s Russia’ (NEORUSS) funded by the Research Council of Norway under the Russia and the High North/Arctic (NORRUSS) programme, project number 220599. It is a sequel to The New Russian Nationalism: Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism, 2000–15 (2016), edited by Pål Kolstø ...
Added: October 14, 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
Asian Politics and Policy 2018 Vol. 10 No. 4 P. 752-771
This article examines the 2014–2015 crisis in Australia‐Russia relations that occurred after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, from the point of view of both Moscow and of Canberra. It finds that the Kremlin did not take into account a number of factors that negatively affected Canberra’s stance towards the Kremlin even before 2014, ...
Added: December 28, 2018
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
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
L.: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014
The recent crisis in Ukraine cast a spotlight on those countries located between Russia and the EU, a region that had long existed beneath the radar of international politics. Indeed, even its name remains indeterminate: the term 'post-Soviet' is too encompassing (it could also designate Estonia or Tajikistan) while the notion of 'Eastern Europe' has ...
Added: October 21, 2014
Вестник Российского государственного торгово-экономического университета (РГТЭУ) 2009 № 8(35) С. 86-90
The paper discloses specificity of the cultural factor in the politics of China, connected with political experience of the Chinese society, its national features and originality. The author analyzes the role of civilization potential of China in democratic transformations of the country. The rehear has an actual meaning and can promote a deepening of understanding ...
Added: November 29, 2012
Polar Journal 2017 Vol. 7 No. 1 P. 104-124
This study aims to examine Moscow’s Arctic policies in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. Particularly, it tries to explain why the Kremlin – in contrast with its strategies in the post-Soviet space – opted for a cooperative model of its behaviour in the High North. Furthermore, this paper discusses the question whether Moscow has ...
Added: January 29, 2019
Балтийский регион 2019 Т. 11 № 1 С. 43-59
The ethnic makeup of the population significantly affects the domestic policy of any state, and its relations with neighbouring countries. Although interactions with ethnic minorities are not as urgent a problem in Lithuania as they are in the two other Baltic States, ethnicity-related conflicts continue to occur, particularly, as regards the relations between the Lithuanian ...
Added: November 8, 2019
International Social Work 2014 Vol. 57 No. 5 P. 459-469
Based on the 2008 data from ESS, the article analyses the attitudes of Russians towards state social policy, and compares their opinions with those of populations in selected European countries. The research identifies the factors affecting social attitudes toward welfare policies. Results suggest that Russians believe that the majority of social support functions must be ...
Added: October 14, 2014
Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy 2012 Vol. 1 No. 2 P. 63-82
The main focus of this paper is the relation between the realisation of the right of the child to express his/her views and democracy in Russia. With this in view, I will study the interconnection between the right to express the views and the right to participate. Further, I will give an overview of the ...
Added: May 15, 2012
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
М.: ИНФРА-М, 2019
«Russia. 21st century. Encyclopedia" is a universal encyclopedic publication reflecting the role and place of Russia in the new Millennium. It contains sections on the state structure, 85 subjects of the Federation, the nature of the country, population, history, economy,state of the environment, social sphere, culture - literature, architecture, music, theater, cinema, as well as ...
Added: December 8, 2020
Международные процессы 2019 Т. 17 № 2(57) С. 101-130
The article explores the correlation between Russia’s formal alliance obligations and the patterns of its actual military and political cooperation. Using a number of quantitative indicators of cooperation between Russia and other countries of the world the research tests the hypothesis of whether Russia’s formal obligations are associated with the scope and stability of its ...
Added: August 25, 2019
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
Государство и право 2013 № 1 С. 57-62
The main focus of this paper is the problem of the child’s access to the fair trial. For the first time this problem is considered within the context of the civil litigation. With this in view the author studies Russian legislation and practices in the field of child's access to the participation in the civil ...
Added: January 13, 2013
Journalism Studies 2018 Vol. 19 No. 7 P. 1059-1078
Added: November 23, 2016
Психологические исследования: электронный научный журнал 2015 Т. 8 № 44 С. 6-6
We test the measurement invariance of Emotional Control Values (ECV) questionnaire by A. Mauss which measures the value of emotional control and self-efficacy of emotional control; the study uses samples from Russia (N=256) and Azerbaijan (N=205). Using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis we developed partial scalar invariance models which allow to compare the latent factor parameters ...
Added: December 15, 2015