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Fråntagna sin röst och sitt värde: en studie om relationen mellan yttrande-och mötesfrihet och horisontella organisationer i Ryssland.

Jones, Hannah LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
Freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are an integral part of a democratic society and of paramount importance to demonstrations and Non-governmental organisations (NGO). Both demonstrations and NGO:s are a very important sort of social capital and are part of horizontal organisations. Russia today is characterized by dominant vertical relations, even if there is a sufficient amount of horizontal relations represented. Two laws from 2004 and 2006 have severely restricted freedom of expression and assembly for NGO:s and demonstrations. This is not necessarily contradictory to international human rights conventions or the Russian Constitution: limitations can under certain circumstances be applied to the freedoms. The limitations... (More)
Freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are an integral part of a democratic society and of paramount importance to demonstrations and Non-governmental organisations (NGO). Both demonstrations and NGO:s are a very important sort of social capital and are part of horizontal organisations. Russia today is characterized by dominant vertical relations, even if there is a sufficient amount of horizontal relations represented. Two laws from 2004 and 2006 have severely restricted freedom of expression and assembly for NGO:s and demonstrations. This is not necessarily contradictory to international human rights conventions or the Russian Constitution: limitations can under certain circumstances be applied to the freedoms. The limitations must however be reasonable and necessary in a democratic society; it is doubtful whether the Russian government live up to these conditions when implementing the two laws.
By using theories about horizontal organisation and the relationship between democracy and freedom of expression and assembly, it becomes clear that the freedoms are closely associated with horizontally organised groups. As a result from having their freedoms restricted, neither demonstrations nor NGO;s can function efficiently in the Russian society. (Less)
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author
Jones, Hannah LU
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MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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keywords
social capital, horizontal organisation, Russia, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, democratization.
language
Swedish
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1971666
date added to LUP
2011-07-04 12:17:25
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  abstract     = {Freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are an integral part of a democratic society and of paramount importance to demonstrations and Non-governmental organisations (NGO).  Both demonstrations and NGO:s  are a very important sort of social capital and are part of horizontal organisations. Russia today is characterized by dominant vertical relations, even if there is a sufficient amount of horizontal relations represented. Two laws from 2004 and 2006 have severely restricted freedom of expression and assembly for NGO:s and demonstrations. This is not necessarily contradictory to international human rights conventions or the Russian Constitution: limitations can under certain circumstances be applied to the freedoms. The limitations must however be reasonable and necessary in a democratic society; it is doubtful whether the Russian government live up to these conditions when implementing the two laws.
By using theories about horizontal organisation and the relationship between democracy and  freedom of expression and assembly, it becomes clear that the freedoms are closely associated with horizontally organised groups. As a result from having their freedoms restricted, neither demonstrations nor NGO;s can function efficiently in the Russian society.},
  author       = {Jones, Hannah},
  keyword      = {social capital,horizontal organisation,Russia,freedom of expression,freedom of assembly,democratization.
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fråntagna sin röst och sitt värde: en studie om relationen mellan yttrande-och mötesfrihet och horisontella organisationer i Ryssland.},
  year         = {2011},
}