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Charakteristika der staatlichen Einbindung von Eliten und Bevölkerung in Ideokratien

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Kailitz, Steffen

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Abstract "This paper shows that ideocracies, especially communist ideocracies, have a specific pattern of cooptation and incorporation of elites and ordinary citizens, which is different from all other political regime types. Ideocracies dominate society through and through by a net of measures that make the citizens materially dependent on the state, from which the individual citizen cannot escape. The strong concentration of the distribution of goods and positions in the hands of the ideocratic state goes hand in glove with the great power to repress non - co - opted people. However, there are trade - offs in the ideocratic pattern of cooptation. The tendency of ideocracies to infantilize its citizens, may provoke reluctance even among otherwise politically indifferent citizens. Nevertheless, despite the trade - offs, the specific pattern of cooptation and incorporation of citizens and elites might help to explain why communist ideocracies were very durable in comparison to other types of political regimes." (author's abstract)
Keywords communism; ideology; totalitarianism; elite; population; repression; legitimacy; faith; loyalty; Nazism; fascism; guarantee of domination; power politics; regime; political elite; mass movement; exclusion; German Democratic Republic (GDR); historical development
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Political Science; Philosophy, Ethics, Religion; General History
Method historical
Document language German
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 57-82
Journal Totalitarismus und Demokratie, 9 (2012) 1
Issue topic Ideokratien im Vergleich : Legitimation, Kooptation, Repression / Ideocracies in comparison : legitimation, cooptation, repression
ISSN 1612-9008
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications