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The silent majority in communist and post-communist states, opinion polling in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Klaus Bachmann, Jens Gieseke (eds.)

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The silent majority in communist and post-communist states, opinion polling in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Klaus Bachmann, Jens Gieseke (eds.)
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The silent majority in communist and post-communist states
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
937366182
Responsibility statement
Klaus Bachmann, Jens Gieseke (eds.)
Sub title
opinion polling in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
Summary
This book takes stock of opinion polls in communist and post-communist states, presents specific case studies and answers the question how opinion polls under conditions of censorship and lack of media pluralism differ from those in liberal democratic societies. These polls were mostly used by the ruling establishment to observe shifts in popular opinion and to anticipate protests. They were hardly presented publicly to inform citizens about the prevailing views in their society. Today, these polls often display stories about everyday life, opinion shifts and the legitimacy of state institutions which cannot be derived from other sources.--, Provided by Publisher
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