Dictatorship: Modern Tyranny Between Leviathan and Behemoth (Version 2.0) (english version)

  • Version 2.0: In the Roman Republic, a dictatorship (dictatura in Latin) referred to an institution of constitutional law. In times of emergency the senate would temporarily grant a dictator extraordinary powers to defend and restore state order. This classic meaning was reshaped in various ways during the twentieth century. Dictatorship became an ambiguous term whose range of meanings could encompass positive expectations as well as moral condemnation. The modern concept of dictatorship has been used as both a self-descriptor as well as a label employed by others to describe communist, fascist and Nazi rule.

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Author:Jan C. BehrendsGND
URL:http://docupedia.de/zg/behrends_dictatorship_v2_en_2017
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok.2.790.v2
Document Type:Online Publication
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/14
Release Date:2017/04/01
Tag:Begriffe
Edition:Version 2.0
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Topic-Classification:Nationalsozialismus
Vergleiche
Begriffe
Kommunismus
Geistes- und Ideengeschichte
ZZF Regional-Classification:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
Portal:Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte
Licence (German):License LogoClio Lizenz