Totalitarianism, terrorism and supreme values : history and theory / Peter Bernholz.

Author
Bernholz, Peter [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
xii, 160 pages ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Studies in public choice [More in this series]
Summary note
Applying a rational choice perspective, this book presents a dynamic theory of the evolution of totalitarian regimes and terrorism. By demonstrating that totalitarian regimes rest on ideologies involving supreme values that are assumed to be absolutely true, the author identifies the factors that lead to totalitarian regimes, and those that transform or abolish those regimes with time. The author addresses different ideologies, such as National Socialism, Communism, and religious movements; examines numerous historical cases of totalitarian regimes; and develops a formal, mathematical model of totalitarianism in the book's closing chapter.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Ideologies of national socialism, communism, Christianity, and Islam
  • The theory of totalitarianism and mature ideocracy, part I: evolution and development
  • Further historical cases of totalitarian regimes
  • Mature ideocracies
  • The theory of totalitarian regimes, part II: stability, further development, and demise
  • The constitution of totalitarianism
  • Terrorism as a means to win or to regain secular power
  • Economic and political problems facing ideocracies
  • Art and science in totalitarian regimes and mature ideocracies
  • A formal model of totalitarianism
  • Summary: supreme values, totalitarian regimes, and mature ideocracies.
ISBN
  • 9783319569062
  • 3319569066
OCLC
978290068
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