Television and Presidential Power in Putin s Russia

Author: Tina Burrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136857567
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As a new president takes power in Russia, this book provides an analysis of the changing relationship between control of Russian television media and presidential power during the tenure of President Vladimir Putin. It argues that the conflicts within Russia’s political and economic elites, and President Putin’s attempts to rebuild the Russian state after its fragmentation during the Yeltsin administration, are the most significant causes of changes in Russian media. Tina Burrett demonstrates that President Putin sought to increase state control over television as part of a larger programme aimed at strengthening the power of the state and the position of the presidency at its apex, and that such control over the media was instrumental to the success of the president’s wider systemic changes that have redefined the Russian polity. The book also highlights the ways in which oligarchic media owners in Russia used television for their own political purposes, and that media manipulation was not the exclusive preserve of the Kremlin, but a common pattern of behaviour in elite struggles in the post-Soviet era. Basing its analysis predominately on interviews with key players in the Moscow media and political elites, and on secondary sources drawn from the Russian and Western media, the book examines broad themes that have been the subject of constant media interest, and have relevance beyond the confines of Russian politics.

Prime Minister Corbyn

Author: Duncan Brack
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785901486
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Have you ever wondered what would have happened if ... Britain had lost the Falklands War? Scotland had voted ‘Yes’ in 2014? German reunifi cation had never happened? the Conservatives had won an overall majority in 2010? Lyndon Johnson had been shot down in 1942? David Miliband had beaten Ed Miliband to the Labour leadership? Lynton Crosby had changed sides in 2015? or Boris Johnson had become Prime Minister after the European referendum? Welcome to the world of political counterfactuals, where scholarly analyses of possibilities and causalities take their place beside enthralling fictional accounts of alternate political histories - all guaranteed to enlighten and entertain (or make you shudder at the thought). From a permanent union between France and the UK in 1940, to a 'Yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, to Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister in 2020, get ready to see a century of political history turned on its head with twenty-three expert examinations of things that never happened (or likely never will) - but easily could have if events had so conspired...

Television and Culture in Putin s Russia

Author: Stephen Hutchings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135277923
Format: PDF
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This book examines television culture in Russia under the government of Vladimir Putin. In recent years, the growing influx into Russian television of globally mediated genres and formats has coincided with a decline in media freedom and a ratcheting up of government control over the content style of television programmes. All three national channels (First, Russia, NTV) have fallen victim to Putin’s power-obsessed regime. Journalists critical of his Chechnya policy have been subject to harassment and arrest; programmes courting political controversy, such as Savik Shuster’s Freedom of Speech (Svoboda slova) have been taken off the air; coverage of national holidays like Victory Day has witnessed a return of Soviet-style bombast; and reporting on crises, such as the Beslan tragedy, is severely curtailed. The book demonstrates how broadcasters have been enlisted in support of a transparent effort to install a latter-day version of imperial pride in Russian military achievements at the centre of a national identity project over which, from the depths of the Kremlin, Putin’s government exerts a form of remote control. However, central to the book's argument is the notion that because of the changes wrought upon Russian society after 1985, a blanket return to the totalitarianism of the Soviet media has, notwithstanding the tenor of much western reporting on the issue, not occurred. Despite the fact that television is nominally under state control, that control remains remote and less than wholly effective, as amply demonstrated in the audience research conducted for the book, and in analysis of contradictions at the textual level. Overall, this book provides a fascinating account of the role of television under President Putin, and will be of interest to all those wishing to understand contemporary Russian society.

The Post Soviet Russian Media

Author: Birgit Beumers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134112394
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This book explores developments in the Russian mass media since the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Complementing and building upon its companion volume, Television and Culture in Putin's Russia: Remote Control, it traces the tensions resulting from the effective return to state-control under Putin of a mass media privatised and accorded its first, limited, taste of independence in the Yeltsin period. It surveys the key developments in Russian media since 1991, including the printed press, television and new media, and investigates the contradictions of the post-Soviet media market that have affected the development of the media sector in recent years. It analyses the impact of the Putin presidency, including the ways in which the media have constructed Putin’s image in order to consolidate his power and their role in securing his election victories in 2000 and 2004. It goes on to consider the status and function of journalism in post-Soviet Russia, discussing the conflict between market needs and those of censorship, the gulf that has arisen separating journalists from their audiences. The relationship between television and politics is examined, and also the role of television as entertainment, as well as its role in nation building and the projection of a national identity. Finally, it appraises the increasingly important role of new media and the internet. Overall, this book is a detailed investigation of the development of mass media in Russia since the end of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon

Author: Helena Goscilo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415528518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Though in recent months Putin's popularity has frayed at the edges, the dearth of comparably powerful and experienced political leaders leaves no doubt that he will continue to be a key political figure. During his tenure as Russia's President and subsequently as Prime Minister, Putin transcended politics, to become the country's major cultural icon. This book examines the nature of his iconic status. It explores his public persona as glamorous hero, endowed with vision, wisdom, moral and physical strength--the man uniquely capable of restoring Russia's reputation as a global power. In analysing cultural representations of Putin, the book assesses the role of the media in constructing and disseminating this image and weighs the Russian populace's contribution to the extraordinary acclamation he enjoyed throughout the first decade of the new millennium, challenged only by a tiny minority.

Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia

Author: Helena Goscilo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136924345
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This is the first book to explore the phenomenon of glamour and celebrity in contemporary Russian culture, ranging across media forms, disciplinary boundaries and modes of inquiry, with particular emphasis on the media personality. The book demonstrates how the process of ‘celebrification’ in Russia coincides with the dizzying pace of social change and economic transformation, the latter enabling an unprecedented fascination with glamour and its requisite extravagance; how in the 1990s and 2000s, celebrities - such as film or television stars - moved away from their home medium to become celebrities straddling various media; and how celebrity is a symbol manipulated by the dominant culture and embraced by the masses. It examines the primacy of the visual in celebrity construction and its dominance over the verbal, alongside the interdisciplinary, cross-media, post-Soviet landscape of today’s fame culture. Taking into account both general tendencies and individual celebrities, including pop-diva Alla Pugacheva and ex-President and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the book analyses the internal dynamics of the institutions involved in the production, marketing, and maintenance of celebrities, as well as the larger cultural context and the imperatives that drive Russian society’s romance with glamour and celebrity.

Die Putin Show Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen Strategien positiver Selbst Darstellung am Beispiel Wladimir Putins

Author: Weronika Schmidt
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 384289130X
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Politikvermittlung ist in der heutigen Gesellschaft ohne die Untersttzung der Massenmedien nicht mehr m”glich. Sp„testens seit dem ersten Fernseh-Pr„sidenten John F. Kennedy, der sich nahezu perfekt dieses Mediums bediente, richtetet sich die Aufmerksamkeit der Medienforschung vor allem auf das Verh„ltnis zwischen Medien, Politiker und Publikum. Auch Russland blieb von dieser Entwicklung nicht ausgeschlossen. Der Pr„sident der Russischen F”deration, Wladimir Putin beherrscht das Spiel mit den Medien wie kaum ein Anderer. Gerne pr„sentiert sich Putin als Judo-K„mpfer, als Tigerb„ndiger, als Pilot oder auch als Soldat ? und immer wirkt er dabei selbstbewusst, jung und smart. Es ist ein Image, das Wladimir Putin und seine PR-Berater gezielt konstruiert haben ? ein Image, das er seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt penibel pflegt. Ungeachtet der jngsten Ereignisse in Russland hat der ?erste Mann im Land? eine steile und ungew”hnlich rasche Karriere hingelegt. Welches Geheimnis steckt dahinter? Oder anders gefragt: Mit welchen Mitteln und Methoden der (Selbst-)Darstellung schafft es Wladimir Putin sich auf eine Art und Weise zu vermarkten, die ihn von einem kaum in der ™ffentlichkeit bekannten Sohn eines Fabrikarbeiters zum stellvertretenden Leiter der pr„sidialen Gesch„ftsfhrung, zum Premierminister und schlieálich zum wichtigsten Mann Russlands katapultiert? Das erste Kapitel der Untersuchung liefert dem Leser ein theoretisches Fundament im Umgang mit Begrifflichkeiten und auáerdem ist es fr den sp„teren Verlauf der Analyse notwendig, das Image, das Putin beim Volk zu wahren pflegt, vorzustellen. Darber hinaus wird anhand einer kurzen Schilderung der spezifischen traditionellen, kulturellen und politischen Vorstellungen des russischen Volkes ein Kontextwissen aufgebaut, das fr die Einordnung der im zweiten Kapitel herausgearbeiteten Analyseergebnisse von wesentlicher Bedeutung ist. Die Medienanalyse, als eine der drei zentralen Arbeitsfelder der Medienwissenschaft, befasst sich aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven mit dem Medium an sich. Die Ergebnisse der Analyse werden im dritten Kapitel des Buches mit den im ersten Kapitel beschriebenen kulturellen und traditionellen Vorstellungen, Werten und Stereotypen der russischen Bev”lkerung in Bezug gesetzt. Weil davon ausgegangen wird, dass die Botschaften Putins, die durch das Fernsehen an die Zuschauer bermittelt werden, nicht willkrlich gew„hlt sind, soll ein Vergleich mit dem Inhalt des ersten Kapitels Aufschluss darber geben, aus welchem Grund Putin sich bestimmter Mittel bzw. Methoden der (Selbst-) Darstellung bedient. Schlussendlich soll eine Darstellung des Macht-Tandems Putin-Medvedev die Ergebnisse abrunden. Das ist insofern interessant, als dass der personelle Wechsel an der Staatsspitze 2012 eng verknpft ist mit dem Fhrungsstil des derzeitigen Pr„sidenten Russlands.

Frauenhandel Diskurse und Praktiken

Author: Jürgen Nautz
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3899715799
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Frauenhandel hat sich zu einer der lukrativsten Unternehmungen entwickelt. Frauen aus armen Weltregionen werden in prekäre Arbeitsverhältnisse im Haushalt und im Gastgewerbe, zum größten Teil jedoch in der Prostitution, in den »Metropolen« gehandelt. Die sklavenartigen Beziehungen sind in der Regel von körperlicher und seelischer Misshandlung geprägt. Die Beiträge des Bandes analysieren aus unterschiedlichen theoretischen und disziplinären Perspektiven den Frauenhandel in der Region Mittel und Südosteuropa, die nach dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs zu einer Herkunfts-, Ziel- und Transitregion für gehandelte Frauen wurde. Zentrale Punkte sind die Entstehung von Frauenhandelsmärkten, die Motive von Freiern, der Opferschutz und die Zusammenarbeit von Staat und Zivilgesellschaft bei Prävention und Bekämpfung des Frauenhandels. Weitere Beiträge analysieren die öffentliche Präsentation des Themas in Medien und in Politikprozessen. Die historische Perspektive bildet einen weiteren Schwerpunkt.