«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

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Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
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Natalia Dmitrieva1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Communications in social networks: results of the monitoring of openness of federal bodies of the executive power

2015. No. 2. P. 123–146 [issue contents]

The article reviews the results of the first monitoring of web pages of the federal executive authorities in social networks. We used as our hypothesis a theoretical conclusion of I. Mergel that the official government’s accounts in social networks are new channels of engagement and a tool to obtain additional knowledge from interested stakeholders. The aim of the research was to give expert evaluation of the implementation of principles and mechanisms of openness by the federal agencies. We developed special indicators according to three criteria: transparency of the implementation mechanisms, quality of feedback, involvement of citizens and accountability.

The article summarized the results of expert assessment of the quality of the federal agencies’ accounts in Twitter, Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Instagram, YouTube, LiveJournal. Additionally, we analyzed official pages in Twitter by using Twitonomy soft ware service. In conclusion, we formulated several recommendations to the public authorities on the improvement of offi cial accounts in social networks.


Dmitrieva, N.E. (2015). Dlya svyazi v seti: rezultaty monitoringa otkrytosti federalnykh organov ispolnitelnoy vlasti v socialnykh setyah [Communications in Social Networks: Results of the Monitoring of Openness of Federal Bodies of the Executive Power]. Public Administration Issue, n. 2, pp. 123–146 (in Russian).

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