The Protest Uses of Symbolic Politics in the USSR

  title={The Protest Uses of Symbolic Politics in the USSR},
  author={D. Kowalewski},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={439 - 460}
  • D. Kowalewski
  • Published 1980
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
  • A NUMBER OF INQUIRIES into Political Symbology have emphasized that political regimes frequently manipulate symbols to control the masses.1 In the Symbolic Uses of Politics, Murray Edelman demonstrates persuasively how regimes may utilize symbols to maintain mass quiescence. Regimes are conceived as rational political entrepreneurs who attempt to obtain, augment, and skillfully manage their resources to reduce the costs and increase the benefits resulting from the political game. Among the… CONTINUE READING
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