Organization of Counterhegemony

“What is threatening to authoritarian regimes is not the breakdown of legitimacy but the organization of counterhegemony: collective projects for an alternative future. Only when collective alternatives are available does political choice become available to isolated individuals.

This is why authoritarian regimes abhor independent organizations; they either incorporate them under centralized control or repress them by force. This is why they are so afraid of words, even if these words convey what everyone knows anyway…” (p.54).

– Adam Przeworski. Democracy and the Market (1991):