Liberalism, Anti-Semitism, and Democracy: Essays in Honour of Peter Pulzer

Hardcover | July 1, 2001

EditorHenning Tewes, Jonathan Wright, Politics

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This volume, by a distinguished group of historians and political scientists, makes an original contribution to the history of democracy in modern Europe. It examines the history of liberalism, anti-Semitism, and democracy. The strengths and weaknesses of political liberalism, its complexhistorical relationship with anti-Semitism in Germany and Austria, and the development of democratic political cultures in Europe since the Second World War are explored. The book also discusses the concept of citizenship and human rights and the transfer of constitutional arrangements and partyprogrammes across different regimes. The volume addresses both specific historical problems and comparative issues and ranges, for example, from the cultural history of Jewish violinists to the significance of the 1998 Red-Green coalition in Germany. This volume of essays is in honour of Peter Pulzer (Gladstone Professor of Politics in Oxford 1984-1996)

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This volume, by a distinguished group of historians and political scientists, makes an original contribution to the history of democracy in modern Europe. It examines the history of liberalism, anti-Semitism, and democracy. The strengths and weaknesses of political liberalism, its complexhistorical relationship with anti-Semitism in Ge...

Jonathan Wright is at Christ Church, Oxford. Henning Tewes is at Konrad Adenauer-Foundation, Warsaw.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword by Fritz Stern: Subtle Silence and its ConsequencesPart I. Peter Pulzer and his Work1. Peter Pulzer: From Danube to Isis. A Career in Two Cultures2. Henning Tewes: The Committed Observer of a Janus-faced Century. Peter Pulzer on Liberalism, Anti-Semitism and Democracy3. Andrei S. Markovits: Peter Pulzer's Writing on Political Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Question in Germany and Austria: An AssessmentPart II: Liberalism and Anti-Semitism in Austria and Germany4. Anton Pelinka: Anti-Semitism and Ethno-Nationalism as Determining Factors for the Beginnings of Austria's Political Culture at the `fin de siecle'5. Jan Palmowski: Between Dependence and Influence: Jews and Liberalism in Frankfurt am Main, 1864-19336. Jonathan Wright: Liberalism and Anti-Semitism in Germany: the Case of Gustav Stresemann7. Jan-Werner Muller: Compromised Republicans: The Vernunftrepublikaner and the Transformation of Liberal Thought from Weimar to the Federal RepublicPart III: Citizenship and Human Rights8. Sudhir Hazareesingh: Jacobinism Redefined: Second Empire Municipalism and the Emergence of Republican Citizenship9. David Southern: The Hitory of Human Rights in GermanyPart IV: Continuity and Change since the Second World War10. Wolgang C. Muller: Party Building and Consociational Democracy in Post-War Austria11. David Hine: Liberalism as a Sub-Culture. The Case of Italy12. William E. Paterson: Between Mutual Support and Misunderstanding: the British Labour Party and the SPD13. Max Kaase: A New Government - A New Democracy? The Red-Green Coalition in GermanyPart V: A Celebration of Genius14. David Schoenbaum: Fiddlers on the Roof: Some Thoughts on a Special Relationship

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`Stern's discussion of 'subtle silence' and the consequences this can have for both liberalism and democracy is well argued and intellectually stimulating. He eloquently and persuasively guides the reader through the intrinsic difficulties a society has in understanding 'self'.'German Politics