The internet and everyday rights in Russia

Oates, S. (2013) The internet and everyday rights in Russia. [Data Collection]

Datacite DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851059

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This two-year project analyses whether the internet can champion the causes of citizens in non-democratic states. While there is much speculation that the internet can provide critical social capital when there is a democratic deficit, there is relatively little empirical work on the interplay between online and off-line social protest and action.
This project will study the role of the internet in political life in Russia through an analysis of how people seek to fulfil their 'everyday' human rights in gaining access to social services such as pensions and health care.
The study uses five central elements to study the role of the internet in these efforts:

content
community
catalyst
control
co-optation.
The project will analyse internet content against a background of key factors, including the nature and behaviour of online users (community), how the internet activity is sparked by real-world events such as protests or funding cuts (catalysts), how the government attempts to regulate the internet (control); and - more pessimistically - how political elites may attempt to hijack the influence of populist bloggers or websites once they have become influential (co-optation).

Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 13:50
Funder's Name: ESRC
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/808

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Oates, S. (2013); The internet and everyday rights in Russia

University of Glasgow

DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851059

Retrieved: 2019-06-16