IPSHU English Research Report Series Issue 20
published_at 2007-01

Mass Media as a Resource of Mobilization in Ethnic Conflicts in Modern Russia

Glukhov Andrey P.
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The paper provides a brief historical overview of mass media technologies from the perspective of information war. Author uses the constructivist approach as a framework to examine ethnic and nationalist conflicts and argues that ethnic conflicts often initiate within the information space. He then turns to the situation in modern Russia and shows the use of mass media of communication for the purposes of conflict mobilization.
Vestnik of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University Volume 1 (64) 2007. Special Issue: The Humanities: Peace Studies and Peace Discourse in Education