Civil society in the networks of information and communication technologies


Levashov V.K.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Head of the Center, Institute of Socio-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia levachov@mail.ru

Sar’yan W.K.

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Erevan, Armenia, Scientific research radio institute, Moscow, Russia sarian@niir.ru

Nazarenko A.P.

Scientific research radio institute, Moscow, Russia apn@ niir.ru

Novozhenina O.P.

Institute of Social and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia analytic@ispr.ras.ru

Toshchenko I.Zh.

Systems Solutions LLC, Moscow, Russia (ilyatoschenko@mail.ru

Sushpanova I.S.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Senior Researcher of the Center for Strategic social and socio-political research, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia i.s.shushpanova@mail.ru

Salomatina E.V.

Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics, Moscow, Russia salolew@mail.ru

ID of the Article: 6351


For citation:

Levashov V.K., Sar’yan W.K., Nazarenko A.P., Novozhenina O.P., Toshchenko I.Zh., Sushpanova I.S., Salomatina E.V. Civil society in the networks of information and communication technologies. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 9. P. 13-20




Abstract

The authors investigate impact of new information and communication technologies (ICT) on the structure and nature of social relations in civil society. Attention is drawn to the fact that ICT do not lead to a harmonious improvement of the standard of living of all strata of society. The question is how to use ICT to reduce social risks, primarily, to solve contradiction in the development of the information society (IS) – the increase in the number of socially vulnerable citizens with the general increase in the number of ICT users. New models are proposed and prospects of ICT development are investigated. The authors make assumptions about the causes of negative trends and suggest approaches to change the situation.


Keywords
information society; information and communication technologies; civil society; “digital inequality”; social risks; social paradox of ICT; sustainable development; ICT standards
Content No 9, 2016