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Educational Programme
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Year of Graduation
Anna Polovnikova
«Googlearchy» Theory as a Tool to Research Internet Political Behavior in Russia
Political Science
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
In this research, M. Hindman's "Googlearchy" theory is used to discover the influence, that the most frequently used by Russian citizens search engines Google and Yandex have on political behavior in Russia. "Googlearchy" theory calls to reconsider Russian E-democracy projects aimed at developing direct democracy, that proclaims equal competition opportunities for political organizations and movements and equal citizen participation in political process to be fundamental. An interdisciplinary approach has allowed to analyze the influence Google and Yandex have on online political behavior in Russia, taking into consideration the sophisticated structure of the search engines and the Web itself.

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