• The post–Yalta Poland between totalitarianism and authoritarianism

    Author: Roman Bäcker
    Year of publication: 2003
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    Pages: 74-86
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  • Signals of Adaptive Social Readiness as a Cornerstone and a Driving Force of Russian Authoritarianism

    Author: Iwona Massaka
    Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University
    Year of publication: 2019
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    Pages: 9-22
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    PDF: npw/22/npw2201.pdf

    The aim of this article is to show the relationship between, the features (in cultural, sociological and political science terms) exhibited by contemporary Russian society and the political regime (in holistic terms by J. Linz), that existed in the Russian Federation (in the years 2007–2015). We assume that an evolution from stable contemporary Russian society to amalgams system combining elements of authoritarianism with dictatorship has taken place during this period. We point out the essential features that constitute the nature of Russian society and social behavior of political importance. Referring to the theory of “the state in society” by D. Migdal, We put the thesis that it is just the Russian way of thinking resulting in certain behavior, that causes the permanence of contemporary Russian society with a tendency to move on the line continuum toward totalitarianism. Proving that Russian society is not a civil society, but a state society, we determine the structure, the role and the modes of operation of Russian intra-system opposition.

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