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Totality, Charisma, Authority

The Origins and Transformations of Totalist Movements

Authors: Murariu, Mihai

  • Study in Social Sciences, especially Political Science

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About this book

This interdisciplinary endeavour portrays the central features of militant movements which hold totality as an important part of their doctrinal core. Revisiting the importance of modernity, utopianism, eschatology, charisma, psychology and the history of ideas, Mihai Murariu pursues a reconstruction of the historical requirements for the emergence of such movements. Making a central use of the concept of totalism, the work establishes a conceptual bridge from antiquity to the contemporary period, whilst also arguing for the suitability of the term in comparison to totalitarianism or political religion. The author also proposes a distinct taxonomy for structural elements, variants, and development phases which may be encountered in totalist movements.

About the authors

Mihai Murariu is an independent researcher, as well as a writer and essayist. His research interests focus on the roots of radicalism, modernity, terrorism, and the interplay between ideology, security and militant movements, and the challenges these bring about in contemporary pluralist societies.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook 51,16 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Totality, Charisma, Authority
Book Subtitle
The Origins and Transformations of Totalist Movements
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-16322-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-16322-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-16321-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 328
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