Skip to main content

Heiner Mühlmann’s Maximal-Stress-Cooperation-Theory

  • Chapter
  • 241 Accesses

Part of the TRACE Transmission in Rhetorics, Arts and Cultural Evolution book series (TRACE)


It therefore follows that I can but only touch on a few points of this ambitious enterprise and then only fleetingly and tentatively. I will firstly confine the space of time of my considerations to the last 200 years, or to put it more precisely the era following the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars and then narrow this down to the epoch after 1945. The term postwar period applies eminently to both time spans and that they should be understood not only chronologically but more in regard to the mental and psychopolitical conditions of the times.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  1. Politikós, 306a–311c.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2009 Springer-Verlag/Vienna

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

(2009). Heiner Mühlmann’s Maximal-Stress-Cooperation-Theory. In: Theory of the Post-War Periods. TRACE Transmission in Rhetorics, Arts and Cultural Evolution. Springer, Vienna.

Download citation

  • DOI:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Vienna

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-211-79913-0

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-211-79914-7