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Author Bailey, Christian, author

Title Between yesterday and tomorrow : German visions of Europe, 1926-1950 / Christian Bailey
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents Making the case for Europe: transnational organizations and cultural journals -- The defence of Europe in Merkur: Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken -- The Internationaler sozialistischer Kampfbund: from world revolution to European federalism -- The rise and fall of a socialist Europe: the ISK and the SPD in opposition -- An island surrounded by land: das Demokratische Deutschland in Switzerland -- "Europe our fatherland, Bavaria our Heimat!": das Demokratische Deutschland and the post-war trajectories of European federalism
Summary "An intellectual and cultural history of mid-twentieth century plans for European integration, this book calls into question the usual pre- and post-war periodizations that have structured approaches to twentieth-century European history. It focuses not simply on the ideas of leading politicians but analyses debates about Europe in 'civil society' and the party-political sphere in Germany, asking if, and how, a 'permissive consensus' was formed around the issue of integration. Taking Germany as its case study, the book offers context to the post-war debates, analysing the continuities that existed between interwar and post-war plans for European integration. It draws attention to the abiding scepticism of democracy displayed by many advocates of integration, indeed suggesting that groups across the ideological spectrum converged around support for European integration as a way of constraining the practice of democracy within nation-states"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil society -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Civil society -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Democracy -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
European federation -- History -- 20th century.
Socialism -- Europe -- 20th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945.
Germany (West) -- Politics and government.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782381406 (electronic bk.)
9781782381402 (electronic bk.)