Information and Communication Technologies and New Possibilities of Political Participation in Belarus

Herasimenka, A. 2016. Information and Communication Technologies and New Possibilities of Political Participation in Belarus. The Fifth International Congress of Belarusian Studies. Kaunas, Lithuania 02 Oct 2015 Vytautas Magnus University.

TitleInformation and Communication Technologies and New Possibilities of Political Participation in Belarus
AuthorsHerasimenka, A.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The internet opened new possibilities for political activists around the world. However, there is a lack of scholarship of how activists employ new technologies in non-democratic countries like Belarus. The paper discusses the results of the study of the online campaigns of Belarusian political activists in 2011-2013. It suggests that while activists can successfully employ internet platforms to influence public policy, the outcome of their campaigns is dependent on issues they address.

Keywordspolitical participation, authoritarian regimes, Belarus, digital platforms, digital activism
Year2016
ConferenceThe Fifth International Congress of Belarusian Studies
PublisherVytautas Magnus University
Publication dates
Published01 Jan 2016
JournalWorking Papers of the Fifth International Congress of Belarusian Studies
Journal citation5, pp. 48-51
ISSN2351-6666
2351-6658
Book titleThe Fifth International Congress of Belarusian Studies. Working Papers
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://icbs.palityka.org/en/news-en/working-papers-of-the-fifth-international-congress-of-belarusian-studies/
Web address (URL)http://icbs.palityka.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/01_herasimenka.pdf

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