Dictatorship : new trajectories in law
- Full Title:
- Dictatorship : new trajectories in law
- Kivotidis, Dimitrios.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- By Dimitrios Kivotidis
- New Trajectories in Law
- 134 p.
- This book analyses the institution and concept of dictatorship from a legal, historical and theoretical perspective, examining the different types of dictatorship, their relationship to...
Summary:This book analyses the institution and concept of dictatorship from a legal, historical and theoretical perspective, examining the different types of dictatorship, their relationship to the law, as well as the analytical value of the concept in contemporary world. In particular, it seeks to codify the main theories and conceptions of ‘dictatorship’, with the goal of unearthing their contradictions. The book’s main premise is that the concept of dictatorship and the different types of the dictatorial form have to be assessed and can only be understood in their historical context. On this basis, the elaborations on dictatorship of such diverse thinkers as Carl Schmitt, Donoso Cortes, Karl Marx, Ernst Fraenkel, Franz Neumann, Nicos Poulantzas, and V. I. Lenin, are discussed in their historical context: ‘classical and Caesaristic dictatorship’ in ancient Rome, ‘dictatorship’ in revolutionary France of 1789 and counterrevolutionary France of 1848, ‘fascist dictatorship’ in Nazi Germany, and ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ in Russia of 1917. The book contributes to the theory of dictatorship as it outlines the contradictions of the different typologies of the dictatorial form and seeks to explain them on the basis of the concept of ‘class dictatorship’. The book’s original claim is that the dictatorial form, as a modality of class rule that relies predominantly on violence and repression, has been essential to the reproduction of bourgeois rule and, consequently, of capitalist social relations. This function has given rise to different types and conceptualisations of dictatorship depending on the level of capitalist development.
- 1. Historical and Theoretical Foundations. 2. Dictatorship and Consolidation of Bourgeois Power. 3. Dictatorship and Reproduction of Bourgeois Power. 4. Dictatorship and the Supersession of...
Contents:1. Historical and Theoretical Foundations. 2. Dictatorship and Consolidation of Bourgeois Power. 3. Dictatorship and Reproduction of Bourgeois Power. 4. Dictatorship and the Supersession of the Bourgeois State. 5. Contribution to the Theory of Dictatorship. 6. Theses on the Concept of Dictatorship.
- Publisher & Date:
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2021.
- Date of Publication:
- A 8.2
- 9780367460365 (hbk)
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A 8.2 Kiv 2021