Online Engagement

Hopkins Fulfillment Services

Defending Democracy

'Defending Democracy' cover image

Defending Democracy

Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe

Winner, Best Book on European Politics, 2005, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association

How does a democracy deal with threats to its stability and continued existence when those threats come from political parties that play the democratic game? In Defending Democracy, political scientist Giovanni Capoccia studies key European nations between World Wars I and II which survived such democratic crises.

A comprehensive and thoughtful historical analysis of the democracies of interwar Europe, Defending Democracy provides a unique perspective on the many lessons to be learned from their successes and failures. With this exclusively empirical investigative approach, Capoccia develops a methodology for analyzing contemporary democracies—such as Algeria, Turkey, Israel, and others—where similar political conditions are present. Given the rise of terrorism and the persistence of extremism in both established and new democracies today, continued research and dialogue on the defense of democracy are necessary for its preservation.

Defending Democracy
Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe
QTY:
$35.00
Publication Date: 1 Sep 2007
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 352 pages
Illustrations: 3 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801887550