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Atanasiu M., Besenyő J., Denisova T. S. et al.

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Vidiasova L., Cronemberger F., Kabanov Y.

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The HSE Department of Political Science invites you to the Research Seminar, May 11, 2021 at 18.30

Speaker: Igor Arefiev

Speaker: Igor Arefiev

Department of Political Science and International Relations

Research Seminar


Role of New Media in Russian Political Environment: Towards a Contemporary Theoretical Understanding

May 11, 2021 | 18.30 

Contemporary social and political research is very much concentrated on the digitalisation of everyday life. It is true that our habits, and political habits are no exception, are changing due to the digital transformation of traditional institutions. The internet and new media as its derivative are usually seen as the main contributors to such shift. However, there is still a huge scientific debate about the nature of this shift. And if cyber-optimists are noting that new media provides an independent channel of information and a free platform for politically disadvantaged groups, cyber-pessimists are arguing that it also provides a channel for political manipulation.

In his work, the author has synthesized major scientific contributions on the role of new media on political life in the Russian context. The horizontal interaction, which is observed in the new media environment, is, of course, deliberative in its nature, therefore it is interesting to understand if it can affect political discussions in regimes, where the system is based on depoliticisation. In this work, the author introduces some psychological concepts (such as sublimation) and approaches, that are relatively underused in political research. In the conclusion, the author identifies possible streams of future empirical research within this topic and argues, that the most underresearched stream is cognitive political engagement. At the end of the statement, the author will also demonstrate the preliminary results of research on the Russian 2021 winter protests, where he applies the developed theoretical concepts.


Working languages are Russian / English 


Seminar will be online via Zoom. 

The link to join Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/99822632801?pwd=d01VYllRV3FXRVhNRE40c1BWOGZSUT09

Meeting ID: 998 2263 2801

Password:  956001


If you have questions please contact Stanislav Shkel (sshkel@hse.ru ).