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Palgrave Studies in Political History
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Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries

Editors: Augusteijn, Joost, Hijzen, Constant, de Vries, Mark Leon (Eds.)

  • Explores how democratic regimes have dealt with anti-democratic forces in society, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century
  • Takes a historical rather than a theoretical approach to show how the state and oppositional groups have interacted across a wide range of case studies
  • Argues that these threats to democracy and the actions taken against anti-democratic groups have elicited new definitions of democracy within society
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About this book

This book historicizes the debate over how democratic regimes deal with anti-democratic groupings in society. Democracies across the world increasingly find themselves under threat from enemies, ranging from terrorists to parties and movements that undermine democratic institutions from within. This compilation of essays provides the first historical exploration of how democracies have dealt with such anti-democratic forces in their midst and how this impacted upon what democracy meant to all involved. From its inception in the nineteenth century, modern democratic politics has included fundamental debates over whether it is undemocratic and dangerous to ban parties with anti-democratic objectives and whether democracies should defend themselves, if necessary with violence, against perceived anti-democratic forces. This volume shows that implicit conceptions of democracy and democratic repertoires become explicit, fluid, and contested throughout these confrontations, not only within democratic parties, but also among their adversaries. Both sides have, at times, used force or limited the expression of ideas, thus blurring the lines between who is democratic and who is not.  

About the authors

Joost Augusteijn is Senior Lecturer at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is the author of Patrick Pearse: The Making of a Revolutionary (2010) and the editor of several volumes.

Constant Hijzen is Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies and Head of the Intelligence and Security research group at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Mark Leon de Vries completed a PhD in 2015 at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and now works in online professional education.


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eBook 53,54 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 1, 2019
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 89,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • Due: October 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20122-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries
Editors
  • Joost Augusteijn
  • Constant Hijzen
  • Mark Leon de Vries
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20123-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20123-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20122-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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