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The politics of the Nazi past in Germany and Austria

Author: David Art
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book argues that Germans and Austrians have dealt with the Nazi past very differently and that these differences have had important consequences for political culture and partisan politics in the two countries. Drawing on different literatures in political science, David Art builds a framework for understanding how public deliberation transforms the political environment in which it occurs. The book analyzes

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Art
ISBN: 0521856833 0521673240 9780521856836 9780521673242
OCLC Number: 58919682
Description: xii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Public debates and political change --
The culture of contrition --
The victim culture --
Combating the far right in Germany --
Taming the far right in Austria? --
Conclusions and extensions.
Responsibility: David Art.
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This book compares the influence of the Nazi past in contemporary German and Austrian politics. In Germany, the process of dealing with the past has created a culture of contrition that keeps the far  Read more...


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"This is an outstanding book. David Art tackles an important real-world issue--the effect of the Nazi past on recent and contemporary politics--and he provides a compelling and innovative argument Read more...

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