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German Idea of Militarism - Radical and Socialist Critics 1866-1914

English · Paperback / Softback

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Klappentext This book is part of a wider discovery by historians of the way political identities and ideas intermeshed, contributing to the rise of civil society and new types of politics in modern Europe. The political history of the main protagonist of anti-militarism, German Social Democracy, is cast in a new light, as Stargadt reveals the lasting influence of older radical traditions and reappraises the role played by its espousal of Marxism. Zusammenfassung This 1994 book examines the development of the modern idea of militarism from its inception in the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I. Imperial Germany witnessed a major controversy over the issue! as the arms race and the military-industrial complex displaced more traditional concerns about authoritarian rule! and militarism gradually acquired its modern meaning. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction; Part I. The Anti-Militarist Tradition: 1. The Reich, democracy and cheap government; 2. National interest and national defence; 3. Karl Kautsky's theory of militarism; Part II. The New Militarism: 4. Karl Liebknecht and the end of democratic anti-militarism; 5. The economics of armament; 6. The turn to pacifism, 1907¿14; Conclusion.

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Authors Nicholas Stargardt, Nicholas (University of London) Stargardt
Publisher Cambridge University Press ELT
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 17.03.1994
 
EAN 9780521466929
ISBN 978-0-521-46692-9
No. of pages 248
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Politics
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political administration

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