"Spiral of silence" in election campaigns in post-communist society: (A case of Belarus)

This article analyses the ‘spiral of silence’ as a mechanism of political communication in post-Communist Belarus in the cases of the presidential elections in 2001 and the general election in 2008, using methods of public opinion polls and content analysis of Belarusian state-run press.

"Spiral of silence" in election campaigns in post-communist society: The case of Belarus

Oleg Manaev

Belarusian State University

Natalie Manayeva and Dzmitry Yuran

University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

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