Research

The Institute’s research work depicts the birth and spread of communist ideology and its different manifestations as a state ideology as the result of seizing power, as underground subversive activity aimed at the violent seizure of power and the establishment of the so-called dictatorship of the proletariat, and also as legal political activity in democratic societies. The objects of research are the methods of communist propaganda for finding supporters in the era of underground subversive activity as well as in communist regimes, and the means for securing communist rule. An important field of research is the influence of communist ideology and the legacy of the rule of communist regimes in democratic societies in the 21st century.

The Institute supports and fosters the research work of scholars (social scientists, primarily historians, political scientists and lawyers) in corresponding fields of research, holding scholarship competitions. It also holds international scholarly conferences once a year.

 

The Institute’s fields of research are:

a) the birth of modern totalitarian ideologies, especially of communist ideology;
b) the triumphal progress of communist ideology from the 1870s to the 1970s;
c) the aspiration of communist ideology to ascendancy in relation to other political ideologies, and also to the existing world order and international relations;
d) the establishment of communist regimes from 1917 to 1980;
e) crimes against humanity committed by communist regimes, the physical destruction of classes of society, countries and peoples;
f) attempts to forcibly assimilate peoples spiritually and intellectually into the framework of communist ideology;
h) politics and propaganda as the practical application of dogmatic theory: social formations, revolution theory, world revolution versus the possibility of socialism in one country, collectivisation, industrialisation, cultural revolution and five year plans, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the public state, people’s democracy, the export of revolution; but also the expropriation or physical destruction of the “exploiting classes”, the liquidation of private property, the liquidation of political pluralism, etc.;
i) genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression – theory, practice and history in different countries and internationally;
j) winning hearts and souls – communist subversive activity in Europe and America, and the agitation of people’s liberation movements in Asia and Africa after World War II; African socialism, Arabian socialism, Eurocommunism versus hardliners, the peace movement in the 1970s and 1980s, modern New Left ideologies of the 1960s, Trotskyism, Maoism in the West, etc.