Conservative political parties and the birth of modern democracy in Europe

How do democracies form and what makes them die? Daniel Ziblatt revisits this timely and classic question in a wide-ranging historical narrative that traces the evolution of modern political democracy in Europe from its modest beginnings in 1830s Britain to Adolf Hitler's 1933 seizure of power...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ziblatt, Daniel
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
Series:Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Two patterns of democratization; 2. The old regime and the conservative dilemma; 3. From 1688 to mass politics: British democratization; 4. A virtuous cycle? Conservative strength and Britain's settled path, 1884-1906; 5. Averting a democratic disaster in Britain, 1906-1922; 6. Weak party conservatism and the case of Germany; 7. Stalled democratization in Germany before 1914; 8. The unsettled path: conservative weakness in Weimar Germany, 1918-1928; 9. A deluge: conservative weakness and democratic breakdown in Germany; 10. How countries democratize: Europe and beyond; 11. Conclusion