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Arato, 2000. Social Research 68(1):925-955

Good-bye to Dictatorships?
Andrew Arato

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 68, No. 1 (Spring 2000): 925:955

ABSTRACT: The author presents insights on dictatorship. According to him, dictatorship is an immanent possibility which is internally related to the principles of democratic will formation and the liberal rule of law. Carl Schmitt states that dictatorship involves not only the abolition of powers but also the subordination of the rule of law to the rule of human will. Dictatorship, unlike various forms of tyranny and despotism has a legal context which is established for the legal order and actualization of legal norms. The difference between commissarial dictatorship and sovereign or revolutionary dictatorship were further explained.
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