• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site
  • HSE University
  • Student Theses
  • Talk Show as a Political Phenomenon: Comparative Russian Political Talk Show Discourse before and after Ukrainian Crisis

Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Mariia Levchenko
Talk Show as a Political Phenomenon: Comparative Russian Political Talk Show Discourse before and after Ukrainian Crisis
Comparative Politics of Eurasia
(Master’s programme)
2019
In this paper, I am conducting a comparative discourse analysis of Russian political talk shows on federal channels, in order to find out why the popularity of such talk shows has increased since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis.

The analysis is carried out on the basis of criteria that determine the scenario of the talk show plot, the roles involved in talk shows and the discourse of talk show characters regarding internal and external problems.

As a result of the analysis, it was revealed that the increased degree of emotionality is one of the most important changes in the plot of political talk shows on Russian television. Other talk show differences before and after the onset of the Ukrainian crisis are designed to increase the emotional and dramatic intensity of the programs. These changes are based on the strategic interests of Russia's foreign and domestic policy.

Another reason for the popularity of the talk show and the high degree of manipulation is that, in addition to talk shows, there are other channels of state narrative that work together to reinforce each other’s influence.

Thus, political talk shows are one of the most important resources of authoritarian propaganda.

Student Theses at HSE must be completed in accordance with the University Rules and regulations specified by each educational programme.

Summaries of all theses must be published and made freely available on the HSE website.

The full text of a thesis can be published in open access on the HSE website only if the authoring student (copyright holder) agrees, or, if the thesis was written by a team of students, if all the co-authors (copyright holders) agree. After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication.

Student theses are objects of copyright and their use is subject to limitations in accordance with the Russian Federation’s law on intellectual property.

In the event that a thesis is quoted or otherwise used, reference to the author’s name and the source of quotation is required.

Search all student theses