Digital Activism in Russia: The Evolution and Forms of Online Participation in an Authoritarian State

Markku Lonkila, Larisa Shpakovskaya, Philipp Torchinskiy

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This chapter describes how digitalization has affected activism in Russia by tracing the evolution, particularity, and the most visible forms of online activism in the context of the increasingly authoritarian Russian state. It discusses online activism in relation to “connective action” and illustrates it with two examples of contentious political activism: the anti-corruption campaign led by Alexei Navalny and the struggle to protect online communication from state surveillance by the Telegram messenger service. In addition, the chapter presents examples of Russian activism, which do not directly challenge the Kremlin.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationThe Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies
RedaktörerDaria Gritsenko, Mariëlle Wijermars, Mikhail Kopotev
Antal sidor19
UtgivningsortCham
FörlagPalgrave Macmillan
Utgivningsdatum2021
Sidor135-153
Artikelnummer8
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-030-42854-9
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-030-42855-6
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2021
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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