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Vitali Silitski

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Year of Publication: 2009

Year of Publication: 2006

Silitski, Vitali, Belarus: Learning from defeat, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 17, no. 4 (October), 2006, pp. 138-152

Examines presidential election of March 2006 and argues that, although the protests against abuses apparently failed, they created a ‘network of solidarity’ and a ‘revolution of the spirit’. Two essays by Silitski focus on the effectiveness of the authoritarian regime and why it can contain protest: Silitski, Vitali , Pre-empting Democracy: The Case of Belarus Journal of Democracy, 2005, pp. 83-97 , and Silitski, Vitali , Contagion Deterred: Pre-emptive Authoritarianism in the Former Soviet Union (the Case of Belarus) In Bunce; McFaul; Stoner-Weiss, Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (D. II.1. Comparative Assessments)New York, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 274-299 .

Year of Publication: 2005

Silitski, Vitali, Pre-empting Democracy: The Case of Belarus, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 16, no. 4 (October), 2005, pp. 83-97