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Russian elections: the struggle for power between state and network society

Asmolov, Gregory (2012) Russian elections: the struggle for power between state and network society. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (01 Mar 2012). Website.

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New media technologies are having a interesting impact in places where we thought political communications had become bogged down. One of them was Russia As Polis Silverstone Scholar Gregory Asmolov explains, both activists and the Russian state are using digital technologies in ways that is changing the terms of democratic debate and the struggle for control over information. Here Gregory explains how both online protests and a vast project to install CCTV monitoring at voting stations symbolize the battle over what democracy means in the digital age.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 15:04
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 23:20

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