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Organizational crisis communication: A multivocal approach by Finn Frandsen
and Winni Johansen, renowned crisis communication researchers from Aarhus
University, could potentially grow to be a milestone work in the field for two
reasons. First, it contributes to the integration of crisis management and crisis
communication into a single multidisciplinary and multidimensional research
area. Second, the authors set forward the theory of rhetorical arena and the multivocal
approach to crisis communication as a complex and dynamic interaction
of many voices beyond the organization in crisis. In addition to the above, Frandsen
and Johansen pay particular attention to cultural differences that should be
taken into consideration in crisis communication research and practice. Significantly,
the book introduces the reader to a variety of case studies and examples of
organizational crises and crisis communication in Denmark. Students and crisis
communication scholars will also benefit from the detailed outline of preexisting
theories and methods, and from the focus on debated and under-researched
aspects of the field. Practitioners in their turn may also find the book useful
though it is not a how-to guide but rather an invitation to critically reflect on
managing crises in today’s complex environment.
Doctoral education has experienced dramatic changes all over the world in the last three decades. Currently, Russia is at the beginning of a doctoral education transformation to structured programs according to needs of knowledge-based economies. This paper aims to identify national-level barriers to PhD completion in Russian doctoral education. The data from the empirical study in highly selective Russian universities that participate in a special government program were employed. About 40% of all doctoral students participated in the Russian Federation study at these universities. The following problems were revealed and discussed in the research: (1) problems of transition to a structured model of doctoral education, (2) diffusion of doctoral education’s goals, (3) unpreparedness of Russian universities for the massive expansion of PhD education, (4) ineffective mechanisms of doctoral student selection, (5) a lack of funding and a need for doctoral students to have paid work, (6) excessive dependence on supervisors and (7) insufficient study time and skills for meeting the requirement for publications before the date of defence. Some problems correlate with the global challenges, but some are unique to the Russian institutional context. The relevance of the Russian case to understanding the worldwide transformation of the doctorate is discussed.
The article provides a comparative analysis of reflection on the boundaries, functions and interactions of PR, marketing and integrated communications of Russian higher education teachers ((conventionally, theorists) and employees of PR agencies and PR departments of companies (conventionally practitioners). The problem of approaches to the definition of areas These disciplines are still relevant and have a certain impact on the Russian communicative practice.
This paper aims to explore the response-order effects for rating questions presented in item-by-item and grid formats. It was hypothesized that the primacy effect occurs for both formats of questions, and that this effect is dependent on age, education, and type of device used for responding to questions. Two randomized experiments were conducted in 28 pre-course surveys of massive open online course students (N = 22,910). Our findings suggest that the order of response options affects respondents’ perception of the option lists and their responding patterns. The primacy effect is found for the item-by-item question, while there is no evidence for the presence of such an effect for the grid question format. Primacy effect for the item-by-item layout is lower for respondents with higher education degree while there are no interaction effects between ordering and age, gender, and type of device. For a grid question, mixed results were observed.
within the framework of cultural discourse, the concepts of "brand" and "branding" are considered
This textbook is intended for in-depth study of the history of marketing communications by students enrolled in the educational direction "Advertising and Public Relations". It may also be of interest to university students studying the History of Communication, Communicology, Marketing History in other educational areas. The authors tried to present the history of advertising both as the history of a significant social institution, and as the history of a particular area of professional activity. The textbook highlighted the main and additional texts, given the methodological apparatus for each topic. The textbook contains many illustrations.
Slowdown of the globalization especially in the aligning of the social standards creates conditions for bringing civilizational conflicts to the surface. It is premature to speak about formation of the full-scale civilizational fractures, though the borderlines are being outlines now. The civil war in Syria noticeably fastened the formation of such fractures and showed the mechanisms for their development. That makes considerable impact upon the New Eurasia. The structure and mechanisms of development of these proto-factures differ substantially from those analyzed and formulated before in fundamental studies. They include substantial factors that are results of developments in modern global political and economic system. The major factor in development of civilizational proto-factures though is evolution of the nature of social institutions and social links. That aspect is extremely important for the interests of Russia as well as for the socio-political developments in Eurasia
The emerging global economic crisis forms the conditionsfor drastic transformations of the very architecture of the world economy. That creates both opportunities and challenges for Russia.
The culture of hospitality is seen as a cultural phenomenon. Relevant practices are analyzed.
The phenomenon of business culture is analyzed. The history of the study of this phenomenon in the framework of cultural studies
Global transformations put to the agenda the necessity for the change in the economic geographical architecture of Russia in order to secure its access to the perspective centers of the global development. Th regions of the Big Volga and Caspian sea are now a priority. The sity of Saratov become he potntially dominating and consolidating regional center/
The tragic death of John F.Kennedy was a major turningpint of the XX century that reflected the global military-political contradictions as well as domestic crisis of American politics
The genesis of culture is considered as the process of the emergence and development of gaming practices. The system of views on the game in cultural science is analyzed.
Сategory "image" is considered in the framework of cultural discourse
Contemporary global transformations and the increased capabilities of the destabilizing interference into the domestic affairs of the sovereign countries on behalf of the states that relate themselves to the “collective West” phenomenon is facilitated by the worldwide expansion of the digital integrated communications. All that increases the opportunities for the political manipulations and puts forward the issue of the new risks for Russia not only from the point of view of foreign policy potential but also from the point of view of the domestic social modernization. The key risk is the possibility of undermining of Russia legitimacy as a sovereign state and stability of its socio-political system as theresult of the targeted policy of the US and its satellites for the erosion of the principles of the national sovereignty with the new global manipulation technologies that utilize the domestic social and political fractures.
Intercultural communication is considered as a cultural form and as part of communication theory.
The tragic death of John F.Kennedy should be addressed not only within the framework of the dramatic changes that occured at the intermational arena in the beginning of the 1960s, but also from the polnt of view of the crisis of American establishment that was underway the the US. Also the internal transformations in the USSR should be considered.
Encyclopedia includes more than 150 articles on applied cultural studies. Reflects the theoretical and methodological foundations of applied cultural studies, its tools, concepts, subject areas, etc.
The article is devoted to the analysis of the role of the concept of “revolution” in the modern left discourse. Using the method of theoretical reduction, K.Chmel identifies three main currents in the modern left thought that determine the approaches of the left to the revolution in the context of the contemporary state of the world of politics and allude to such canonical left-wing philosophers as K.Marx, M.Heidegger and B.Spinoza. His hypothesis is that the failure of the left to define revolution stems from the lack of an adequate conceptual apparatus. If earlier the right had to borrow from the language of the left, today the opposite is true, and “constructions” of the left, in fact, do not go beyond the reaction to the victorious neoliberalism. Even the methods of the struggle of the left for their agenda are dominated by the system of liberal democracy rather than by the ideas formulated by the left movement itself. This applies not only to the electoral resistance in the form of elections, but also to non-electoral resistance, the highest form of which is protests with a limited negative agenda. As a result, there is no place for revolution with its pathos of liberation and radical social transformations either at the level of theory or in practice. According to the author, the reasons for the inability of the modern left political thought to define revolution in the context of the contemporary state of the world politics lie in the refusal of the left to turn to the concepts with a positive tone and their reorientation towards the strategy of providing a response to the dominant right political project.
Defined the concept of "advertising" in the framework of cultural discourse