Zur Diskussion eines Forschungskonzeptes
Schlagworte:Staatssozialismus, Traditionalismus, Totalitarismus, Pluralismus
By discussing the theoretical concepts of »totalitarianism« and »pluralism«, a frame of reference for analysing state-socialist societies is presented which determines the latter as »neo-traditionalist«. Within this context, which analyses real-socialist countries as politically constituted labour societies, great significance is attached to social mechanisms of integration beyond force and violence. Peaceful agreements and willingness to consent were secured within labour and authority structures by, particularly, institutionalised clienteleism.