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Transatlantic Democracy in the Twentieth Century : Transfer and Transformation / Paul Nolte.

Contributor(s): Nolte, Paul [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ; 96.Publisher: München ; Wien : De Gruyter Oldenbourg, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (XI, 191 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110492798.Subject(s): Democracy -- Europe, Western | Democracy -- Germany | Democracy -- United States | Modern history, 1453- | Demokratieforschung | Europa | Transatlantische Geschichte | USA | HISTORY / Modern / 20th CenturyDDC classification: 321 Online resources: Open Access | Open Access | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Table of Content -- Danksagung -- List of Abbreviations -- Beyond Resilience, Beyond Redemption -- Political Democracy and the Shaping of Capitalism in pre-1914 America and Germany -- “Democracy” -- Pluralizing Democracy in Weimar Germany -- How America Discovered Sweden -- Clumsy Democrats -- Discussing Democracy in Western Europe and the United States, 1945–1970 -- Conflict as a Moment of Integration -- Trajectories and Transformations of Western Democracies, 1950s–2000s -- Populism (against Democracy) -- List of Authors
Title is part of eBook package:DG Plus eBook-Package 2016Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2016Title is part of eBook package:EBOOK PACKAGE History 2016Summary: Transatlantic democracy in the 20th century - this concept goes beyond the idea of an American civilizing mission in Europe after two World Wars, and certainly beyond the notion of re-educating Germans, and making them fit for Western institutions after Nazism. As democracy is being contested anew in the beginning of the 21st century, a much more complicated landscape of democracy since 1900 emerges. Transfer was not a one-way-street, and patterns of conflict and transformation affected both American and European political societies. American democracy may not be reduced to a resilient defense of original traditions, while the narrative of German democracy is more than redemption from catastrophe. The essays in this volume contribute to a new history of transatlantic democracy that accounts for its manifold experiences and constant renegotiations, up to the current challenges of American and European populism.
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Frontmatter -- Table of Content -- Danksagung -- List of Abbreviations -- Beyond Resilience, Beyond Redemption -- Political Democracy and the Shaping of Capitalism in pre-1914 America and Germany -- “Democracy” -- Pluralizing Democracy in Weimar Germany -- How America Discovered Sweden -- Clumsy Democrats -- Discussing Democracy in Western Europe and the United States, 1945–1970 -- Conflict as a Moment of Integration -- Trajectories and Transformations of Western Democracies, 1950s–2000s -- Populism (against Democracy) -- List of Authors

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Transatlantic democracy in the 20th century - this concept goes beyond the idea of an American civilizing mission in Europe after two World Wars, and certainly beyond the notion of re-educating Germans, and making them fit for Western institutions after Nazism. As democracy is being contested anew in the beginning of the 21st century, a much more complicated landscape of democracy since 1900 emerges. Transfer was not a one-way-street, and patterns of conflict and transformation affected both American and European political societies. American democracy may not be reduced to a resilient defense of original traditions, while the narrative of German democracy is more than redemption from catastrophe. The essays in this volume contribute to a new history of transatlantic democracy that accounts for its manifold experiences and constant renegotiations, up to the current challenges of American and European populism.

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