Visão, velocidade, vertigem e violência
: a mobilização total para a vitória final como essência do regime totalitário

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


As we begin by documenting, for more than three quarters of a century, both proponents and critics of the category of totalitarianism, whatever their claims, ended up repeating the very same analytical argument on what motivations, dynamics, outcomes and horizons would define a totalitarian regime – a type of regime, so goes such argument, irrevocably condemned to self-destruction. By upgrading and applying historical-comparative research methodology to the cases of Stalinism and Nazism, we prove such an argument to be, for the most part, lacking in historical-empirical grounding; and formulate an alternative interpretation of the essence of totalitarian rule that, for its grounding and freshness, could breathe new life into the mostly ossified study of the subject.
Date of Award16 Dec 2019
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMiguel Morgado (Supervisor)


  • Doutoramento em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais: Segurança e Defesa

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