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Pouvoir, catastrophe et représentation : mise(s) en scène politique(s) des incendies de l’été 2010 en Russie occidentale

Abstract : While governed in tandem by President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Russia suffered from widespread forest fires in summer 2010. As the fires particularly plagued Russia’s western regions, including the capital city of Moscow, Russia’s national leaders faced the task of communicating to all of the governed a certain reading of the disaster. By disturbing ordinary societal functioning, disasters create a communication field—that is, a space for exchange among meaning producers—that invites exercises of symbolic power. To readdress a question first formulated by Claude Gilbert—namely, “What is the power of power in post-accident crises?”(Gilbert, 1992, p. 18)—this doctoral dissertation proposes to extend Gilbert’s analysis by considering the importance of symbolic power and representation in exercises of political power during disasters. By understanding disaster as a moment of communication, saturated with speeches and images produced by governmental organizations, yet also as a time of struggle among competing representations of the event, this project aims to examine the representative dimension of political power—or more precisely, representation as a means of exercising power—during natural disasters in early 21st-century Russia.
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Eva Bertrand. Pouvoir, catastrophe et représentation : mise(s) en scène politique(s) des incendies de l’été 2010 en Russie occidentale. Science politique. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016IEPP0014⟩. ⟨tel-03649132⟩

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