Transformation of political process in digital society: case of contemporary Russia
- 10.2991/iscde-19.2019.180How to use a DOI?
- digitalization, digital society, networks, elections, Internet, Russian political parties’ manifestos, political process
The paper is aimed to grasp those essential features of political process that it possesses nowadays in Russia due to digitalization of everyday life. It became a common point in academia now to argue that we should be persistent in our willingness to understand those changes that arise in the political process under the influence of the digitalization of society. Unfortunately, having agreed on the fact that the spread of the Internet influences on different domains of social life (including politics) we still remain too sketchy and speculative in our attempts to clarify what exactly has changed there. Probably there are no radical changes at all? We try to be more concrete in our attempt to catch new reality of politics in digital era. We argue that digitalization of society does not lead directly to a radical change in the nature of the political process – the same struggle for power is going on there. But digitalization of society highlights what has been transformed in politics recently and helps us to see those changes clearly. In order to support our thesis, we plan to use some results of our sociological survey of political process in contemporary Russia in a period of parliamentary elections in 2016. The survey shows that the political process in digital epoch has certain specificity indeed: it opens floor to a multiplicity of actors and afterwards moves normative political discussions from classic public sphere into virtual space.
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TY - CONF AU - D.V. Rudenkin AU - A.V. Loginov PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Transformation of political process in digital society: case of contemporary Russia BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Digital Economy (ISCDE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 623 EP - 628 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iscde-19.2019.180 DO - 10.2991/iscde-19.2019.180 ID - Rudenkin2019/12 ER -