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Author O'Kane, Rosemary H. T.
Title Paths to democracy : revolution and totalitarianism / Rosemary H.T. O'Kane.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

Author O'Kane, Rosemary H. T.
Subject Democracy -- History.
Totalitarianism -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Democracy : method and theses -- On method : comparative historical analysis and politics -- Democracy and empirical political theory : from the present to the past -- Revolutions and ideas of democracy : from the past towards the present -- Revolution : chance for democracy -- Revolution and the long path to democracy in France -- Revolution and the failure of democracy in Russia and Germany -- Totalitarianism : antithesis of democracy -- The rise of totalitarian regimes : contrasting France -- Totalitarian regime : Nazi Germany -- Totalitarian regime : Stalin's Soviet Union -- Democracy as synthesis -- Federal Germany : re-tracing a path to democracy -- Communism and its collapse : East Germany and the Soviet Union -- Conclusion : lessons for democracy -- The struggle for modern democracy.
Summary This innovative volume provides a theoretically informed comparative investigation of the links between revolutions, totalitarianism and democracy.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203561287 (electronic bk.)
9780203561287 (electronic bk.)
0203345231 (Adobe eReader format)
9780203345238 (Adobe eReader format)
0415314739 (hbk.)
9780415314732 (hbk.)
0415314747 (pbk.)
9780415314749 (pbk.)
OCLC # 56550668
Additional Format Print version: O'Kane, Rosemary H.T. Paths to democracy. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004 0415314739 (DLC) 2003020217 (OCoLC)53284855