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Media representations in Russia

Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr My Lilja

Media representations in Russia

All are welcome to this event, which is running as part of the Criminology, Politics and Sociology Seminar Series 2021-22.

All seminars will be run entirely online through MS Teams. Please register online and you will be sent the MS Teams link the day before and again on the day of the event. 

Speaker
Dr My Lilja, is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Criminology at the Department of Criminology at Malmö University, Sweden. Her research interests are mainly drug policy and misuse, youth crime and discourses on crime

Abstract
Since the beginning of the 21st century, there has been an intensified debate about drugs in Russia, for example in the parliament and in the press, and the drug problem is now regarded as one of the country's most serious problems and an issue of top priority for the Russian government. This presentation will focus on ongoing and previous research about drug discourses in Russia in the parliament and in the press. Some issues of particular interest were the identification of dominant discourses on drugs, the determination of which understandings of the drug problem were taken for granted and which were not recognised, whether there was any discussion of the consequences of the problem and an analysis of which actors that were represented in the debate.

Other events in this series
Wednesday 15 December: Book presentation: ‘Navalny Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future?'
Wednesday 12 January: The paradigm shift and migrant integration: Is something rotten in the state of Denmark?
Wednesday 2 February: New Perspectives on Diaspora

Booking is essential to attend this event.

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Contact: Dr Dogus Simsek
Email: D.Simsek@kingston.ac.uk