The Unraveling of Support for Authoritarianism

  title={The Unraveling of Support for Authoritarianism},
  author={Elizabeth A. Stein},
  journal={The International Journal of Press/Politics},
  pages={107 - 85}
  • Elizabeth A. Stein
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Sociology
  • The International Journal of Press/Politics
This work examines the dynamic relationship among elites, media, and the public during authoritarian rule. Using Brazil’s military regime (1964–85), it investigates whether changing press censorship influenced public support for military rule during the period of political liberalization. This paper uses the exposure-resistance model of opinion formation, in which a person’s probability of supporting a position depends first on her probability of exposure to and reception of an elite cue… Expand

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