Academic research on political myth is sparse, and the body of literature that does exist is dispersed among many different scientific fields. Roland Barthes, 1957 book Mythologies, is regarded as a pioneer of this idea. He was building on Ferdinand de Saussure’s initial sign analysis, often known as “semiology”. Thus, what does the concept of political myth mean?
- Definition of the Political Myth
- Shortcomings of the Concept of Political Myth
- Popularity of the Political Myth
- Political Myth and Legitimizing the Power in Russia (Putin, Medvedev)
- Is Putin Aware of the Political Myth Concept?
- Putin vs. Medvedev
- People Around, Institutions, Ministries
- How Leaders Take Control Over the Political Myth
- Stability, Ups and Downs of Putin vs. the Political Myth
- The Political Myth and Russian Society – Unity vs. Polarisation
- Putin and the War in Ukraine
- Russians Living Abroad
- Russian Identity and the Political Myth
- Social Media and the Political Myth
- The Political Myth as a Research Framework
- Prof. Petersson Research Methods – Sources of Data
- RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND THE CAUCASUS REGIONAL RESEARCH
I am joined by professor of political science, Bo Petersson, from Malmö University, Department of Global Political Studies. Prof Petersson is also a director of the “Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus Regional Research” centre located in Malmö.
RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND THE CAUCASUS REGIONAL RESEARCH