Research Project – Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism

We  are pleased to introduce to you to the site of a project that can have a lot in common with ours, though it is more focused on the late Soviet period. Excerpt from the home page ” The network investigates the relationship between physical violence and state legitimacy in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, addressing the following questions: How did the state control violence after Stalin? How did political legitimation change after 1956? How were these changes related to the repression and to the use of violent force? To what extent did physical violence disappear from politics? How was physical violence in the private sphere dealt with? Did these changes contribute to the decline of communism?”  see the site


About Anne Le Huérou

Maîtresse de conférences à l’Université Paris Nanterre,
Institut des sciences sociales du politique (ISP UMR 7220),
associée au CERCEC (UMR 8083)

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