Part I: Ideocracy: Term und Concept 1. "Ideocracy" - A Sketch of the History of a Concept Uwe Backes 2. Ideocracy, or the Birth of Violence out of Detrivialized Morale Hermann Lubbe 3. Ideological Self-Limitation in Ideocracies Lothar Fritze 4. Legitimation, Co-optation, and Repression in Ideocracies: A Rational Choice Perspective Peter Bernholz 5. Do Ideocracies Constitute a Distinct Subtype of Autocratic Regimes? Johannes Gerschewski Part II: Ideocratic Regimes in History and Present 6. Legitimation and Repression in the Soviet State (1917-1991) Leonid Luks 7. Legitimation, Repression and Cooptation in Fascist Italy Lorenzo Santoro 8. Legitimation, Co-optation, and Repression in the National Socialist Regime Wolfgang Bialas 9. Legitimation, Repression and Co-optation in the German Democratic Republic Udo Grashoff 10. Fine-tuning Legitimation, Co-optation, and Repression in the People's Republic of China Christian Goebel 11. Ideocratic Legitimation in North Korea Jiwon Yoon 12. Political Rule in Revolutionary Cuba between Legitimation, Co-optation, and Repression Peter Thiery Part III: Ideocracies in Comparison 13. The Legitimizing Role of Palingenetic Myth in Ideocracies Roger Griffin 14. Legitimation through Performance? Output Legitimacy in Autocratic Regimes Manfred G. Schmidt 15. Characteristics of the Integration of Elites and Citizens in Ideocracies Steffen Kailitz 16. National Socialist and Communist Violence Compared-A Contribution to the Research on Repression and Oppression in Ideocracies Jerzy Mackow 17. Results Uwe Backes and Steffen Kailitz
Uwe Backes is deputy director at the Hannah Arendt Institute on Totalitarianism Research and Professor of Political Science at the Technical University of Dresden. Steffen Kailitz is senior researcher at the Hannah Arendt Institute on Totalitarianism Research and teaches political science at the Technical University of Dresden.