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Democratic stability in an age of crisis : reassessing the interwar period

Democratic stability in an age of crisis : reassessing the interwar period

Author: Jørgen Møller; Svend-Erik Skaaning
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
Series: Comparative politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The interwar period has left a deep impression on later generations. This was an age of crises where representative democracy, itself a relatively recent political invention, seemed unable to cope with the challenges that confronted it. It has recently become popular to make present-day analogies to the political developments of the 1920s and 1930s. This book asks whether such historical analogies make sense and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jørgen Møller; Svend-Erik Skaaning
ISBN: 9780198858249 0198858248
OCLC Number: 1153984753
Notes: At foot of title: ECPR.
Description: 236 pages illustrations
Contents: IntroductionPart I: Setting the Stage1: An Age of Crisis2: Interwar Democracies and DictatorshipsPart II: Theoretical Framework3: Pillars of Democratic StabilityPart III: Comparative Analyses4: Democratic Legacies, the Associational Landscape, and Democratic Survival5: Economic Crisis and Democratic BreakdownPart IV: Case Studies6: Denmark and the United Kingdom7: Uruguay and FranceConclusionAppendix I: Coding of Democratic Spells in the Interwar PeriodAppendix II: Descriptive Statistics and Robustness Checks of Statistical Analyses
Series Title: Comparative politics
Responsibility: Agnes Cornell, Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning.


This book explains why several democracies during the period between the two world wars broke down and others survived, and examines the extent to which present-day democracies are fragile in the  Read more...


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