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Author:
Margaret Lavinia Anderson
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Princeton University Press (April 17, 2000)
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Margaret Lavinia Anderson's study of electoral practices in imperial Germany provides the most compelling assault to date on the idea that the German political system encouraged authoritarian attitudes, values, and political practices.

Margaret Lavinia Anderson's study of electoral practices in imperial Germany provides the most compelling assault to date on the idea that the German political system encouraged authoritarian attitudes, values, and political practices. This is a powerful, challenging piece of scholarship. mobilizes a breathtaking arsenal of sources and a radiating presentation makes it as readable as it is enlightening. This book is, in all events, a major achievement.

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Practicing Democracy is a surprising reinterpretation of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and will engage historians . Margaret Lavinia Anderson is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Practicing Democracy is a surprising reinterpretation of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and will engage historians concerned with the question of Germany's "special path" to modernity; sociologists interested in obedience, popular mobilization, and civil society; political scientists debating the relative role of institutions versus culture in the transition to democracy. By showing how political activity shaped and was shaped by the experiences of ordinary men and women, it conveys the excitement of democratic politics.

Margaret Lavinia Anderson is professor emerita at University of California Berkeley where she teaches about Europe since 1453; Central Europe from the late 18th century, especially modern Germany; World War I; Fascist Europe

Margaret Lavinia Anderson is professor emerita at University of California Berkeley where she teaches about Europe since 1453; Central Europe from the late 18th century, especially modern Germany; World War I; Fascist Europe. She won a 2001 Berlin prize by the American Academy in Berlin, and was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. She was a fellow at Stanford Humanities Center.

Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press.

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David & Margaret Lavinia Anderson. Margaret Lavinia Anderson is professor emerita at University of California Berkeley where she teaches about Europe since 1453; Central Europe from the late 18th century, especially modern Germany; World War I; Fascist Europe. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-04854-3.

Llanque, M. Margaret Lavinia Anderson: Practicing democracy. Elections and political culture in Imperial Germany. PVS 44, 114–116 (2003) doi:10. Notes "The Divisions of the Pope: The Catholic Revival and Europe's Transition to Democracy," Rivals and Revivals: Religion and politics in Nineteenth-Century. Margaret Lavinia Anderson is professor emerita at University of California Berkeley and is teaching Europe since 1453; Central Europe from the late 18th century, especially modern Germany; World War I; Fascist Europe. The Divisions of the Pope: The Catholic Revival and Europe's Transition to Democracy," Rivals and Revivals: Religion and politics in Nineteenth-Century Spanish America and Europe, forthcoming.

What happens when manhood suffrage, a radically egalitarian institution, gets introduced into a deeply hierarchical society?

What happens when manhood suffrage, a radically egalitarian institution, gets introduced into a deeply hierarchical society? In her sweeping history of Imperial Germany's electoral culture, Anderson shows how the sudden opportunity to "practice" democracy in 1867 opened up a free space in the land of Kaisers, generals, and Junkers.

What happens when manhood suffrage, a radically egalitarian institution, gets introduced into a deeply hierarchical society? In her sweeping history of Imperial Germany's electoral culture, Anderson shows how the sudden opportunity to "practice" democracy in 1867 opened up a free space in the land of Kaisers, generals, and Junkers. Originally designed to make voters susceptible to manipulation by the authorities, the suffrage's unintended consequence was to enmesh its participants in ever more democratic procedures and practices. The result was the growth of an increasingly democratic culture in the decades before 1914.

Explicit comparisons with Britain, France, and America give us a vivid picture of the coercive pressures--from employers, clergy, and communities--that German voters faced, but also of the legalistic culture that shielded them from the fraud, bribery, and violence so characteristic of other early "franchise regimes." We emerge with a new sense that Germans were in no way less modern in the practice of democratic politics. Anderson, in fact, argues convincingly against the widely accepted notion that it was pre-war Germany's lack of democratic values and experience that ultimately led to Weimar's failure and the Third Reich.

Practicing Democracy is a surprising reinterpretation of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and will engage historians concerned with the question of Germany's "special path" to modernity; sociologists interested in obedience, popular mobilization, and civil society; political scientists debating the relative role of institutions versus culture in the transition to democracy. By showing how political activity shaped and was shaped by the experiences of ordinary men and women, it conveys the excitement of democratic politics.