Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918

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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 ...

Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199668786

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