Ideology and Nature of the Stalinist State
Lesson 1: What role did ideology play in Stalin's rise to power?
Socialism in One Country vs. Permanent Revolution debate, Classical Marxism, Marxist-Leninist, Leninism, Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Democratic Centralism, Trotskyism - To what extent was Stalin's ideology in line with Marx and Lenin?
Lesson 2: Was Stalin's State totalitarian?
Quicksand society, Stalinist culture, centre vs. periphery, homo sovieticus, regional deception, corruption, peasant insubordination, social disorder, terror as response, non-conformity below the surface, hierarchical society, totalitarian, pluralist, reconstruction/consolidation theories.
Was Stalin's state totalitarian?