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Problems of Legitimacy, Public Sphere, and Political Integration: Theorizing East Central European Communism

András Bozóki

No 14, EUROSPHERE Working Paper Series (EWP) from Eurospheres project

Abstract: This paper focuses on degrees of political integration by discussing interactionbetween the society and (democratic or authoritarian) political power. This isthe relationship, which determines legitimacy or non-legitimacy in a givenregime. The dichotomy of society and political power reflects upon the classic,simplified discourse of we and them in East-Central Europe in the 1970sand 1980s, which is usually applicable only in non-democratic regimes. Thiswas the dominant discourse in Poland, for instance, during the self-limitingrevolution of Solidarity, where the opposition followed the Gandhian strategyof non-violent non-cooperation against the Communist regime.

Keywords: democratization; civil society; legitimacy; political science (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-01-01
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