Everyday Life in Mass Dictatorship

Collusion and Evasion

  • Alf Lüdtke

Part of the Mass Dictatorship in the Twentieth Century book series (MASSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Scope and Perspectives

  3. Dictatorial and Colonial Regimes 1930–1960: Practices of Domination and Modes of Appropriation

  4. Postcolonial Settings 1950–1990: Dimensions of Subjectivity

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 250-260

About this book


Oppression and violence are often cited as the pivotal aspects of modern dictatorships, but it is the collusion of large majorities that enable these regimes to function. The desire for a better life and a powerful national, if not imperial community provide the basis for the many forms of people's cooperation explored in this volume.


dictatorship war 20th century post-colonial history Europe Asia North Korea totalitarianism colonial history history police politics society transformation violence World War I World War II

Editors and affiliations

  • Alf Lüdtke
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität ErfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56036-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44277-2
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