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The Resource Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918, James Retallack, (electronic resource)

Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918, James Retallack, (electronic resource)

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Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918
Title
Red Saxony
Title remainder
Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918
Statement of responsibility
James Retallack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Red Saxony throws new light on the reciprocal relationship between political modernization and authoritarianism in Germany over the span of six decades. Election battles were fought so fiercely in Imperial Germany because they reflected two kinds of democratization. Social democratization could not be stopped, but political democratization was opposed by many members of the German bourgeoisie. Frightened by the electoral success of the Social Democrats after 1871, anti-democrats deployed many strategies that flew in the face of electoral fairness. They battled socialists, liberals, and Jews at election time, but they also strove to rewrite the electoral rules of the game. Using a regional lens to rethink older assumptions about Germany's changing political culture, this volume focuses as much on contemporary Germans' perceptions of electoral fairness as on their experiences of voting. It devotes special attention to various semi-democratic voting systems whereby a general and equal suffrage (for the Reichstag) was combined with limited and unequal ones for local and regional parliaments. For the first time, democratization at all three tiers of governance and their reciprocal effects are considered together
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YDX
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Retallack, James N
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918, James Retallack, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-679) and index
Control code
ssj0001868536
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 698 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198866565
Lccn
2016955250
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001868536
Label
Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918, James Retallack, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-679) and index
Control code
ssj0001868536
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 698 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198866565
Lccn
2016955250
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001868536

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