János Kornai

in The Socialist System

Published in print May 1992 | ISBN: 9780198287766
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596551 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks


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Aspects are discussed of the ideology of socialist systems, and of the ideas, beliefs, promises, values, and moral imperatives that contribute to the formation, stabilization, and maintenance of the classical socialist system. The various parts of the chapter cover: the official ideology; the socialist system's sense of superiority; the basic promises; self‐legitimization and the paternalistic nature of power; discipline, willing sacrifice, vigilance; and power and ideology.

Keywords: beliefs; classical socialism; ideology; moral imperatives; power; socialist systems; values

Chapter.  5520 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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