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Power

János Kornai

in The Socialist System

Published in print May 1992 | ISBN: 9780198287766
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596551 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198287763.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Power

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An account is given of the institutions of power in socialist systems and the way that they work. It starts with the party, and then goes on to the state, and the organizations and associations (mass organizations) in society, which, with few exceptions, are characterized by having an organizational monopoly (i.e. there is one of each per field). Further sections discuss the cohesive forces and internal conflicts in the system, and its repressive totalitarian nature.

Keywords: cohesion; institutions; internal conflict; power; repression; socialist systems; structure; totalitarianism

Chapter.  7368 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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