Lecture 5- Authoritarianism

Lecture 5- Authoritarianism - Authoritarianism Ricardo Rene...

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05/13/09 1 Authoritariani sm Ricardo Rene Laremont
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05/13/09 2 Authoritarianism How do authoritarian systems emerge? How and why do they persist? Authoritarianism- a political system in which a small group of individuals exercise power over the state without being constitutionally responsible to the public
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05/13/09 3 Totalitarianism Totalitarian systems seek to control and transform the total fabric of a society, often according to some ideological goal Violence is often used to implement change Violence and the fear of violence intimidates the individual
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05/13/09 4 Totalitarianism Totalitarianism requires: An ideology Institutions designed to create and implement terror Examples: Stalin’s Soviet Union (1930s to 1950s) Nazi Germany
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5 What causes Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism to emerge? Cultural Explanations Europe: Renaissance, Protestant Reformation, Critical Thought, Democracy? Catholicism- Authoritarianism thesis
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SOC 118 taught by Professor X during the Fall '08 term at Binghamton University.

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Lecture 5- Authoritarianism - Authoritarianism Ricardo Rene...

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