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Rysk informationspåverkan. En teoriutvecklande studie om rysksovjetisk vilseledning i förändring.

Engleson, Helena LU (2018) STVM25 20181
Department of Political Science
Abstract
During the cold war the Soviet Union used different methods to influence international politics. This was done by using disinformation and active measures. Today there is reason to believe that Russia continues to use similar methods as before, but due to the change in information technology new ways and techniques can be deployed. Theories to explain this phenomenon were developed during the cold war, thus there might be a need to revise these theories to better understand this phenomenon in a modern context. This research study will try to develop the theoretical framework in this area. The study will examine Russian international media narratives and other narratives that may enhance these. The result of the study shows that Russian... (More)
During the cold war the Soviet Union used different methods to influence international politics. This was done by using disinformation and active measures. Today there is reason to believe that Russia continues to use similar methods as before, but due to the change in information technology new ways and techniques can be deployed. Theories to explain this phenomenon were developed during the cold war, thus there might be a need to revise these theories to better understand this phenomenon in a modern context. This research study will try to develop the theoretical framework in this area. The study will examine Russian international media narratives and other narratives that may enhance these. The result of the study shows that Russian narratives in international media can be understood as a part of Russia´s information campaigns that seeks to affect international politics. The study also shows that the information campaigns consist of two parallel process of political narratives, where voices from both the peace movement and the far-right movement sometimes enhance and are being enhances by the Russian international media narratives. (Less)
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author
Engleson, Helena LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM25 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Russian Information Campaigns, Deception, Strategic Narratives
language
Swedish
id
8940547
date added to LUP
2018-08-22 08:24:50
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2018-08-22 08:24:50
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  abstract     = {During the cold war the Soviet Union used different methods to influence international politics. This was done by using disinformation and active measures. Today there is reason to believe that Russia continues to use similar methods as before, but due to the change in information technology new ways and techniques can be deployed. Theories to explain this phenomenon were developed during the cold war, thus there might be a need to revise these theories to better understand this phenomenon in a modern context. This research study will try to develop the theoretical framework in this area. The study will examine Russian international media narratives and other narratives that may enhance these. The result of the study shows that Russian narratives in international media can be understood as a part of Russia´s information campaigns that seeks to affect international politics. The study also shows that the information campaigns consist of two parallel process of political narratives, where voices from both the peace movement and the far-right movement sometimes enhance and are being enhances by the Russian international media narratives.},
  author       = {Engleson, Helena},
  keyword      = {Russian Information Campaigns,Deception,Strategic Narratives},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rysk informationspåverkan. En teoriutvecklande studie om rysksovjetisk vilseledning i förändring.},
  year         = {2018},
}