Dear readers, this year's MFK is over! Just like last year, you showed great interest in our publications, especially...Read More
Josip Kregar, a full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb and a former member of parliament,...Read More
Towards this year's Mediterranean Book Festival in Split, the book of September is last year's bestseller – The Long Hangover. Ghosts of the Past and Putin's New Russia by Shaun Walker.
The Long Hangover maps Putin's mission of filling the void left by the downfall in 1991 and the building of a new national consciousness and patriotism in Russia. In a long and complex Russian history there was only one event that had a narrative potential for unification of the country and could serve as the cornerstone for the new nation - something that would contribute to the process of embedding the feeling of national pride. That event was the victory in the World War II or the Great Homeland War, as they still called it in modern Russia. Pride of the victory over Nazism exceeded political affiliation, generational differences, or economic status, and all Soviet leaders used it to strengthen the legitimacy of the regime. Putin seems to have succeeded in Russia's consolidation, and has turned a weak and traumatized country into a key world player. But with what collateral damage?
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The study Legitimacy, Authority and Ideology is the result of the author's years of dealing with these phenomena and consists two parts. The first part deals with key concepts – authority, power, ideology and the concept of legitimacy (and changing the basis of legitimacy throughout history). Weber's understanding of legitimacy is thematized, but also the understandings of a number of prominent theorists who, in a way, symbolize post-Weberian understandings of legitimacy. The second part of the study presents the problem of the legitimacy of empirical political orders: liberal-democratic, Nazi in Germany, Stalinist/socialist orders and, finally, post-socialist, as well as the way in which they received mass support from citizens. The study pays due attention to the legitimation problems o...Open