Citizens' Deliberation Online as Will-Formation: The Impact of Media Identity on Policy Discourse Outcomes in Russia

Andrei Chugunov, Olga Filatova, Yuri Misnikov

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Abstract

The paper examines linkages between the type of the digital media resources that host internet discussions on publicly important issues and the outcomes of such debates viewed from the perspective of online deliberation theory and practice. The presented case-based study analyses seven online discourses that debated the destruction of western agricultural products imported to Russia after the embargo imposed by the Russian government on such food in August 2015. The study hypothesized that the digitally enabled discussions would be similar to face-to-face deliberation practices that tend to attract the like-minded people and thus reinforce the already established beliefs and worldviews among discourse participants. Specifically, it was assumed in this context that the attitude towards the policy of food destruction would differ across the media and depend on its public identity viewed from the perspective of political allegiance. The paper presents empirical evidence that supports with some caution - the postulated assumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Participation - 8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2016, Proceedings
EditorsE Tambouris, P Panagiotopoulos, O Saebo, MA Wimmer, TA Pardo, Y Charalabidis, DS Soares, T Janowski
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages67-82
Number of pages16
Volume9821 LNCS
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45073-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2016 - Guimaraes
Duration: 4 Sep 20167 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG
Volume9821
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2016
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period4/09/167/09/16

Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Chugunov, A., Filatova, O., & Misnikov, Y. (2016). Citizens' Deliberation Online as Will-Formation: The Impact of Media Identity on Policy Discourse Outcomes in Russia. In E. Tambouris, P. Panagiotopoulos, O. Saebo, MA. Wimmer, TA. Pardo, Y. Charalabidis, DS. Soares, & T. Janowski (Eds.), Electronic Participation - 8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9821 LNCS, pp. 67-82). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9821). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45074-2_6