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Есеј о политичким религијама
Essay on Political Religions

Author(s): Marko Veković
Subject(s): Politics and religion, Nationalism Studies, History of Communism, Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: political religions; totalitarianism; fascism; national socialism; communism; sacralisation of politics

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses the relevance of the concept of political religions for political science. The very concept of political religions was coined in the beginning of XX century with a goal to explain the nature of totalitarian regimes founded in Europe soil. By analyzing Italian fascism, German national socialism and communism of the USSR, researches came to a conclusion that these regimes had some characteristics of religion and therefore, that they could be referred as political religions. Goal of our paper is twofold. First, by using qualitative analysis and critical approach we tend to bring this concept closer to our scientific community and second, we tend to explain why this concept is still relevant for political science at the beginning of XXI century.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 195-210
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian