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  • The Ratio Between State and Personal Sovereignty on the Internet: Comparative Analysis of the experience of the Russian Federation and the USA in 2012-2017

Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Sergei Muravev
The Ratio Between State and Personal Sovereignty on the Internet: Comparative Analysis of the experience of the Russian Federation and the USA in 2012-2017
Politics and Governance
(Master’s programme)
2018
The paper is devoted to the study of the methods and nature of the process of implementing public policy in relation to the Internet as part of a global civil society, as well as assessing the further effects and consequences of political decision-making. The key concept is the theory of state sovereignty and its interpretation based on the idea of controlling the Internet on the part of the state in national borders, as well as the concept of personal sovereignty formulated within the framework of the theory of classical liberalism and libertarian political theory. The first chapter examines the main theoretical approaches to the concepts of state and personal sovereignty. The second chapter analyzes existing regulatory acts in the field of Internet regulation, on the part of states such as the Russian Federation and the United States of America, as well as national strategies for securing the Internet. The third chapter is a practical part of the study and includes an analysis of the activity of users in anonymous networks, considered as feedback on the implementation of the state policy in the field of Internet regulation. In the framework of the analysis of the cases of Russia and the USA, problems of ineffectiveness of lawmaking activity were highlighted and the main models for implementing state policy were described. Within the framework of these models, the level of activity of users in anonymous networks is the effect of implementing state policy and provides a balance between the need to protect the rights and freedoms of users and governmental intervention.

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