Fake news, post-truth and digital media:Inquiry in relationship between media and politics
(2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: July, 15 - 20
Post-truth is generally understood as disconnection of the politics from the policy, thus the transformation of the electoral element of the contemporary democracy into purely symbolic entity not related with the real power and governance. During this course we will examine the role of media (including professional press but also the digital platforms of self-expression) in this process. Consequently, main goals of this course are to provide some general theoretical understanding how in contemporary digital environment media and politics are related between them and then provide some insight on relationship of media and politics in post-soviet world. Such understanding will enrich the general set of possible methods which could be used to study a contemporary media system and its implication on the society. Such methods are generally based on social sciences methods and cover political science, social psychology, sociology, cultural studies, political economy and regional studies.Second main goal is to provide some basic knowledge of Russian and post-soviet media because main examples used on this course are based on the deep analysis of Russian media system and Russian society, public sphere and political life.
A Glimpse of Russian History (3 ECTS credits, 24 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: June, 24 - July, 6
Intercultural Communication (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Nizhny Novgorod)
Dates: July, 22 - 27
The course will be aimed at the development of cross-cultural awareness in interpersonal and professional communications and encompasses a theoretical and a practical part.
The theoretical part will be based on major theories and approaches in intercultural communication and cover not only American and European theories but also give a Russian perspective.
The practical part of the course will be incorporated into lectures and focus on case discussions and cross-cultural problems solving, which acquires an additional acuteness in the multicultural context of the programme. One of the major accents will be put on cultural peculiarities of Russia and the enigma of the Russian soul.The uniqueness of the course is in the combination of traditional and novel approaches, one of which was introduced by the scholars of Nizhny Novgorod school of intercultural communication.
Contemporary Russian Politics (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE St. Petersburg)
Dates: July, 22 - 27
Senior Lecturer:HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies / Department of Political Science
This is a broad introductory course to Russian politics designed to give you a good general understanding of how Russia really works. The questions we will deal with are: Why do Russians support autocracy, or do they? Is it good Russia is a presidential republic? What happened to Russian federalism? What about its opposition? Who were those people in the streets in 2011-2012: what did they want, where did they go? Why does Russia sometimes support the bad guys internationally? Some practical issues we will discuss are: why do they turn the hot water off at summer? Are oligarchs still politically mighty? How much corruption is there and is it bad for development? The course kicks off from, and ultimately returns to the question of how Russian politics interacts with Russian society and economy, and by its end students will get a firm grasp of how this triangle works. To achieve that, the course offers a reasonably vast reading of scholarly articles seasoned with ongoing political commentary and media reports.
Language and Culture in a Contemporary Globalized World (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: August, 12 - 17
Programme Academic Supervisor:Language Policy in the Context of Ethnocultural Diversity
* all dates TBC