Politics, State Formation and War
By (author) Peter G.J. Pulzer
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Germany, 1870-1945 by Peter G.J. Pulzer
Book DescriptionGermany, 1870-1945: Politics, State Formation, and War deals with the three attempts to build a German nation-state between 1871 and 1945, and the reasons for their failure. Haunted by the spectre of the abortive liberal-national revolution of 1848-49, German politicians sought a series of solutions, none of which found a constitutional consensus, and two of which ended in military disaster. Pulzer looks at the two solutions imposed from above, those of Bismarck and Hitler, and the stalled revolution from below, that of the Weimar Republic. He examines the external influences on Germany's political development, such as the European state system and the Versailles treaty of 1919, but the main focus is on the tension between democratic and authoritarian forces, the series of unsatisfactory constitutional compromises, the main institutions of government, and the emergence and influence of parties and interest groups.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198781356
(203mm x 136mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter G.J. Pulzer
German Politics 1945-1995, Paperback (October 1995)» View all books by Peter G.J. Pulzer
Peter Pulzer provides an engaging account of German politics from the end of the War to the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond. An ideal introduction for students.
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Author Biography - Peter G.J. Pulzer
Peter Pulzer is Gladstone Professor Emeritus of Government and Public Administration at the University of Oxford. He is the author of various books, including German Politics 1945-1995 (OUP, 1995).
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