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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Istorija ir archeologija / History and archeology (H005)
Author(s): Baločkaitė, Rasa
Title: The Hidden violence of totalitarianism : policing Soviet society in Lithuania
Is part of: European history quarterly. London : Sage Publications Ltd., 2015, Vol. 45, iss. 2
Extent: p. 215-235
Date: 2015
Note: eISSN 1461-7110
Keywords: Vėlyvasis socializmo laikotarpis;Totalitarizmas;Prievarta;Milicija;Lietuva;Late socialism;Militia (militsiia);Soviet Lithuania;Totalitarianism;Violence
Abstract: This article deals with the historical development of the militia in the Soviet Union. The discussion concentrates on the post-Stalinist era, when terror as a method of rule was largely rejected and the regime shifted towards the use of propaganda and education as a mode of governance. On the basis of archival materials, the article describes how militia activities in the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) were organized during the period 1969–1975. Particular attention is given to the attempts of the state authorities to make the militia more legitimate and acceptable to the general population, reduce the antagonism between the militia and society, decrease the amount of direct physical violence and find new, less violent and more consensual ways to police Soviet society
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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