Belarus, Mechanics of a Dictatorship. Cover Image

Lallemand, J.-C., Symaniec, V. (2007). Biélorussie, mécanique d’une dictature.
Belarus, Mechanics of a Dictatorship.

Author(s): Uladzislaŭ Ivanoŭ
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Палітычная сфера
Keywords: Belarusian Politics; Dictatorship; Lukashenka (Lukašenka); Authoritarianism; Democracy

Summary/Abstract: In the book by J.-C. Lallemand and V. Symaniec, Belarus is described as a classical dictatorship which allegedly preserves the socialist and Soviet order, loyalty to the Soviet idea of building an egalitarian society, but which has long ago been penetrated by tough mechanisms of capitalism. These mecha¬nisms are destroying not only the economy but also national and linguistic specificity of Belarus. The authors describe the foundations of modern dicta¬torship within Belarus, consistently giving an important role to geopolitical component and domestic processes caused by the absence of civil society. The book combines both analytical and publicist texts, which makes it acces¬sible to all readers.

  • Issue Year: I/2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 236-242
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English