Assault on democracy : communism, fascism, and authoritarianism during the interwar years (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Assault on democracy : communism, fascism, and authoritarianism during the interwar years

Author: Kurt Gerhard Weyland
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did democratic progress stop during the interwar years and fascism and authoritarianism spread across Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe? The Russian Revolution triggered this reverse wave by inspiring left-wingers in many countries to try to replicate Lenin's success. But these precipitous uprisings induced a wide range of political groupings to suppress these imitation attempts and to be fearful of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weyland, Kurt Gerhard.
Assault on democracy.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2021]
(DLC) 2020041316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Gerhard Weyland
ISBN: 9781108943642 1108943640
OCLC Number: 1198988136
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 385 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Theory: the double deterrent effect and the bounds of rationality; 3. The soviet precedent and the wave of isomorphic emulation efforts; 4. The suppression of isomorphic emulation efforts and its limited regime effects; 5. Persistence of the communist threat and rising appeal of fascism; 6. The German exception: emulating full-scale fascism; 7. The spread of fascist movements - yet of authoritarian regimes; 8. Conservative-fascist relations and the autocratic reverse wave; 9. The edges of the autocratic wave: battered democracy and populist authoritarianism; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Kurt Weyland, University of Texas at Austin.

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Weyland examines how fears of Communism arising from the Russian Revolution prompted a right-wing backlash that overthrew democracy in many European and some Latin American countries during the  Read more...

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