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Authoritarianism and Democracy in Europe, 1919–39

Comparative Analyses

  • Dirk Berg-Schlosser
  • Jeremy Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Dirk Berg-Schlosser
      Pages 1-4
  3. Historical and Social Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jerzy Holzer
      Pages 7-19
    3. John D. Stephens, Gerhard Kümmel
      Pages 39-63
  4. The Social Arena: Major Forces and Actors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Marco Tarchi
      Pages 101-128
  5. The Political Arena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jeremy Mitchell
      Pages 163-175
    3. Gerhard Kümmel
      Pages 176-207
  6. Overall Comparisons and Dynamic Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Gisèle De Meur, Dirk Berg-Schlosser
      Pages 235-269
    3. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Gisèle De Meur
      Pages 270-284
    4. Dirk Berg-Schlosser
      Pages 285-315
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Dirk Berg-Schlosser
      Pages 319-323
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 324-354

About this book

Introduction

Authoritarianism and Democracy in Europe, 1919-39 offers a comprehensive analysis of the survival or breakdown of democracy in interwar Europe. The contributors explore factors such as the historical, social-structural and political-cultural backgrounds of the policies that European countries attempted to implement to counter the world economic crisis of 1929. The analysis serves as an important backdrop for the assessment of current democratic developments in former communist Europe and highlights some of the problems and risks involved in the transition process.

Keywords

communism democracy electoral system Europe fascism government Institution nation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Berg-Schlosser
    • 1
  • Jeremy Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Philipps-UniversityMarburgGermany
  2. 2.The Open UniversityUK

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