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2018-11-27Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/22420
Adapting or Freezing? Ideological Reactions of Communist Regimes to a Post-Communist World
dc.contributor.authorDukalskis, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorGerschewski, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T14:49:11Z
dc.date.available2021-02-01T14:49:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-27none
dc.identifier.other10.1017/gov.2018.40
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23032
dc.description.abstractThis article studies the ideological reactions of communist regimes to the advent of a post-communist world. It examines two cases of reformed communist regimes (China and Vietnam) with two relatively unreformed cases (North Korea and Cuba) to understand different legitimation strategies employed during and after the downfall of the Soviet Union. Theoretically, the article compares two ideal-type approaches to ideology in autocratic regimes. The first approach emphasizes semantic ‘freezing’ over time. The consistency and coherence of ideology is underlined. The second approach argues that the success of an ideology lies in its ability to be a dynamic, adaptive force that can react with changing circumstances. Four parameters help to distinguish the freeze-frame end from the adaptation pole: (1) the autonomy over semantic changes, (2) the timing, (3) the velocity and (4) the distance that an ideology moves. Using qualitative case-based analysis that is enriched with quantitative text analysis of communist party documents, this article compares these contending conceptions of ideology with each other in the four cases. Sharing similar starting conditions in the 1970s, the article shows how China and Vietnam harnessed a flexible legitimation strategy while North Korea and Cuba adopted a comparatively rigid legitimation approach.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectauthoritarianismeng
dc.subjectcommunismeng
dc.subjectlegitimationeng
dc.subjectideologyeng
dc.subjectChinaeng
dc.subjectNorth Koreaeng
dc.subjectCubaeng
dc.subjectVietnameng
dc.subject.ddc320 Politikwissenschaft (Politik und Regierung)none
dc.titleAdapting or Freezing? Ideological Reactions of Communist Regimes to a Post-Communist Worldnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23032-5
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22420
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleGovernment & Oppositionnone
local.edoc.pages22none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionKultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/government-and-oppositionnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameCambridge Univ. Pressnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeCambridgenone
local.edoc.container-volume55none
local.edoc.container-issue3none
local.edoc.container-firstpage511none
local.edoc.container-lastpage532none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1477-7053

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