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Terror and democracy in West Germany

Author: Karrin Hanshew
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1970, the Red Army Faction declared war on West Germany. The militants failed to bring down the state, but this book argues that the decade-long debate they inspired helped shape a new era. After 1945, West Germans answered long-standing doubts about democracy's viability and fears of authoritarian state power with a 'militant democracy' empowered against its enemies and a popular commitment to anti-fascist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karrin Hanshew
ISBN: 9781107017375 1107017378
OCLC Number: 779529971
Description: x, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Democracy made militant: the Federal Republic of Germany --
2. Disobedient Germans: resistance and the extraparliamentary left --
3. 'Mister Computer' and the search for internal security --
4. The security state, new social movements, and the duty to resist; --5. The German autumn, 1977 --
6. Civility, German identity, and the end of the postwar.
Responsibility: Karrin Hanshew.
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Karrin Hanshew examines West German responses to 1970s terrorism to explain why the experience had lasting significance for German politics and society.  Read more...

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