9780195066111-0195066111-Liberalism, Fascism, or Social Democracy: Social Classes and the Political Origins of Regimes in Interwar Europe

Liberalism, Fascism, or Social Democracy: Social Classes and the Political Origins of Regimes in Interwar Europe

ISBN-13: 9780195066111
ISBN-10: 0195066111
Author: Luebbert, Gregory M.
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195066111
ISBN-10: 0195066111
Author: Luebbert, Gregory M.
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Luebbert, Gregory M. wrote Liberalism, Fascism, or Social Democracy: Social Classes and the Political Origins of Regimes in Interwar Europe comprising 416 pages back in 1991. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195066111 and 9780195066111. Since then Liberalism, Fascism, or Social Democracy: Social Classes and the Political Origins of Regimes in Interwar Europe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This work provides a sweeping historical analysis of the political development of Western Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Arguing that the evolution of most Western European nations into liberal democracies, social democracies, or fascist regimes was attributable to a discrete set of social class alliances, the author explores the origins and outcomes of the political development in the individual nations. In Britain, France, and Switzerland, countries with a unified middle class, liberal forces established political hegemony before World War I. By coopting considerable sections of the working class with reforms that weakened union movements, liberals essentially excluded the fragmented working class from the political process, remaining in power throughout the inter-war period. In countries with a strong, cohesive working class and a fractured middle class, Luebbert points out, a liberal solution was impossible. In Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Czechoslovakia, political coalitions of social democrats and the "family peasantry" emerged as a result of the First World War, leading to social democratic governments. In Italy, Spain, and Germany, on the other hand, the urban middle class united with a peasantry hostile to socialism to facilitate the rise of fascism.

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