Only way to control society is to actively survey and intervene
through the police
Law is subordinate to the state, no autonomous legal
institutions party penetrates all of them.
The police aren’t constrained by law, used by party to further
revolutionary agenda, only accountable to party leader
They are extensive, exercise power over and against society
as a whole
Mass mobilization: if you want to revolutionize. The party
can’t do it alone. Actively encourage active citizen
participation, not autonomous independent participation. The
participation has to be what the party wants it to be make
sure it doesn’t pose a threat to the party. Its party directed.
Mass mobilization regimes, active participation but not
Statist: state has a role to play in governing the economy for
the purpose of achieving the national interests of the state,
instrumentalize them to bring about change.
How do they involve themselves into the economy?
1. Right wing totalitarian: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy
2. Left-wing totalitarian: Stalinist USSR, private
ownership is non existent. It creates class and class
conflict. State owned property (public) State effort to
nationalize the economy.
Different types of totalitarian regimes
1. Full totalitarianism – revolutionary and bureaucratic
Engrain all the characteristics to complete the revolutionary
transformation of society. Consolidated: Nazi Germany,
2. Incomplete Totalitarianism – Fascist Italy (was legally removed – he
was put in prison) Establishes itself