Polls and the political process: the use of opinion polls by political parties and mass media organizations in European post‐communist societies (1990–95)

Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544, 1997. Polls and the political process: the use of opinion polls by political parties and mass media organizations in European post‐communist societies (1990–95). The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 13 (3), pp. 127-147. ISSN 1352-3279

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Abstract

Opinion polling occupies a significant role within the political process of most liberal-capitalist societies, where it is used by governments, parties and the mass media alike. This paper examines the extent to which polls are used for the same purposes in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and in particular, for bringing political elites and citizens together. It argues that these political elites are more concerned with using opinion polls for gaining competitive advantage over their rivals and for reaffirming their political power, than for devolving political power to citizens and improving the general processes of democratization.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics
Creators: Henn, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 1997
Volume: 13
Number: 3
ISSN: 1352-3279
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/13523279708415355DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19753

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