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Xenophobia and Extremism in the Internet: Substance and Methods of Countering

А. А. Путиловский

Abstract


The article is devoted to one of the most significant problems in modern Russian society — xenophobia and extremism, particularly in the World Wide Web. This research which is based on the biannual educational experience in countering xenophobia and extremism as well as on the direct practice in this sphere promoted and supported by the executive agencies of St Petersburg is aimed at identification of the substance of xenophobia and extremism within modern reality and at clarification and estimation of effectiveness of the methods which are used by conflictologists in their actions in the Internet.

Keywords


conflict; xenophobia; extremism; Internet; social structure; inequality; social pattern; violence; internalization; tolerance; localization of conflict; mediation; negotiations; counselling

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