The paper adopts, elaborates and specifies the idea of capitalist dictatorship. It first identifies the idea of capitalist dictatorship in certain explicit and especially implicit formulations within the sociological, economics and related literature. Then it redefines capitalist dictatorship as both an economic system and a political regime in light of these formulations. The main part of the paper performs a tentative multi-dimensional specification of capitalist dictatorship by specifying and considering its integral constituents. It divides them into a certain number of properties and indications. They are economic inequality and distribution, concentration and monopolization of wealth in capital, poverty, deprivation and degradation, economic exploitation, oppression and injustice, social-political inequality, social-political repression and injustice, and social-political unfreedom. The paper infers that these phenomena both specify and define and justify and legitimize the idea of capitalist dictatorship. By such a specification, the paper intends to make a contribution to the literature in which such specifications are rare.
Published Date: 2020-12-28; Received Date: 2020-12-21