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Author Berman, Sheri, 1965-
Title The social democratic moment : ideas and politics in the making of interwar Europe / Sheri Berman.
Imprint Cambridge, Ma. : Harvard University Press, 1998.

Author Berman, Sheri, 1965-
Subject Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti -- History -- 20th century.
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands -- History -- 20th century.
Socialism -- Sweden -- 20th century.
Socialism -- Germany -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reexamining interwar social democracy. -- Evaluating the role of ideas. -- Sweden's political development and the programmatic beliefs of the SAP. -- Germany's political development and the programmatic beliefs of the SPD. -- Sweden's path to democracy. -- Germany's path to democracy. -- The origins of social democratic hegemony. -- The collapse of German democracy. -- Understanding interwar social democracy.
Summary In addition to revising our view of the interwar period and the building of European democracies, this book cuts against the grain of most current theorizing in political science by explicitly discussing when and how ideas influence political behavior. Even though German and Swedish social democrats belonged to the some transnational political movement and faced similar political and social conditions in their respective countries before and after World War I, they responded very differently to the challenges of democratization and the Great Depression - with crucial consequences for the fates of their countries and the world at large. Explaining why these two social democratic parties acted so differently is the primary task of this book. Berman's answer is that they had very different ideas about politics and economicswhat she calls their programmatic beliefs.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780674020849 (electronic bk.)
0674020847 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 648278289
Additional Format Print version: Berman, Sheri, 1965- Social democratic moment. Cambridge, Ma. : Harvard University Press, 1998 (DLC) 97047061 (OCoLC)38055862

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