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Democracy and dictatorship in Europe : from the Ancien régime to the present day

Democracy and dictatorship in Europe : from the Ancien régime to the present day

Author: Sheri Berman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, Sheri Berman traces the long history of democracy in its cradle, Europe. She explains that in fact, just about every democratic wave in Europe initially failed, either collapsing in upon itself or succumbing to the forces of reaction. Yet even when democratic waves failed, there were always some achievements that lasted. Even the most virulently reactionary regimes could not  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheri Berman
ISBN: 0197539343 9780197539347
OCLC Number: 1196839514
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2021" -- t.p. verso.
Description: x, 551 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Questions about political development --
The Ancien régime --
English exceptionalism I --
The French Revolution --
1848 --
The French Third Republic --
Italian unification --
German unification --
The struggle for democracy in interwar France --
English exceptionalism II --
The collapse of democracy and the rise of fascism in Italy --
The collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of National Socialism in Germany --
Political development in Spain --
The consolidation of democracy in Western Europe --
The transition to communist dictatorships in East-Central Europe --
The transition to democracy in Spain --
The transition to democracy in East-Central Europe --
Lessons from Europe.
Responsibility: Sheri Berman.


Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe examines the development of various political regimes in Europe from the ancien regime up through the present day. It analyzes why democracy flourishes at some  Read more...


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