Elections, Mass Politics and Social Change in Modern Germany
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Elections, Mass Politics and Social Change in Modern Germany by Larry Eugene Jones
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays presents the work on Germany's stormy and problematic encounter with mass politics from the time of Bismarck to the Nazi era. The authors - sixteen scholars from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany - consider this problem from novel and sometimes surprising viewpoints. The history of elections, narrowly conceived, is abandoned in favor of a broader inquiry into roots of German political loyalties and their relationship to the historic cleavages of class, gender, language, religion, generation and locality. The essays not only present archival findings, but they also pursue more theoretical or conjectural paradigms, and raise questions. Collectively, the authors explore the twin problems of electoral politics and social dislocation with language that is intentionally familiar, inventive, and allusive all at once - in a sense reflecting the Germans' own unfinished search for political consensus and social stability.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521429122
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Larry Eugene Jones
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This book is the first in-depth study of the events that culminated in the establishment of the Third Reich.
Elections, Mass Politics and Social Change in Modern Germany, Hardback (September 1992)
Historical essays on German mass politics, from novel and sometimes surprising viewpoints.
In Search of a Liberal Germany, Hardback (October 1990)» View all books by Larry Eugene Jones
The essays in this collection examine the issue of liberalism and its place in modern German history, reassessing much of the traditional scholarship in light of recent work by David Blackbourn and Geoff Eley on the "peculiarities of German history".
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