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  1. Ideocracies in Comparison

    Legitimation – Cooptation – Repression

    Edited by Uwe Backes, Steffen Kailitz

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Ideocracies (or: ideological dictatorships) such as the "Third Reich", the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China have much more than any other kinds of autocracy characterized the history of the 20th century. Despite their undeniable loss of significance, they have not disappeared from...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Political Extremes

    A conceptual history from antiquity to the present

    By Uwe Backes

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    The Western tradition of the constitutional state, with its ancient roots, defines political extremes as the epitome of that what must be absolutely rejected. It highlights tyranny, despotism, despotic rule, non-autonomy, ruthless enforcing of interests as ‘extreme’, contrasting this to a virtuous...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

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