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    STUDIA HISTORIA - Issue no. 2 / 2019  
         
  Article:   THE TYPOLOGY OF THE PROVIDENTIAL LEADER IN THE MODERN ROMANIAN POLITICAL IMAGINARY.

Authors:  SORIN MITU.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  
DOI: 10.24193/subbhist.2019.2.05

Published Online: 2019-12-30
Published Print: 2019-12-30
pp. 70-79
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In this paper, we will attempt to provide an overview of the typology of the providential leader in the Romanian political culture. The providential ruler is a political myth which gives meaning to modern societies, divided along the fault lines of diverging economic interests and ideological beliefs. We propose a classification centred on the symbolic functions exercised by the political figures. The Saviour, the Martyr, the Vigilante and the Constructor are the four mythical constellations that can adequately structure the specific roles played by the Romanian providential leaders.

Keywords: political imaginary, modern Romania, providential leader, semantic pool, propaganda.
 
         
     
         
         
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