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Author Prutsch, Markus Josef, 1981- author

Title Caesarism in the post-revolutionary age : crisis, populace and leadership / Markus J. Prutsch
Published London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Europe's legacy in the modern world
Summary Debates about the legitimacy and ̀essence' of political rule and the search for ̀ideal' forms of government have been at the very heart of political thought ever since antiquity. Caesarism in the Post-Revolutionary Age explores the complex relationship between democracy and dictatorship from the 18th century onwards. More concretely, it assesses how democracy emerged as something compatible with dictatorship, both at the level of political thought and practice. Taking Caesarism - a political alternative somewhere between democracy and dictatorship - as its key concept, the book considers: To what extent was Caesarism seen as a new post-revolutionary form of rule? What were the flaws and perils, strengths and promises of Caesaristic regimes? Can 19th-century Caesarism be characterised as a ̀prelude' to 20th-century totalitarianism? What is the legacy and ongoing appeal of Caesarism in the contemporary world? This study will be of value to anyone interested in modern political history, but also contemporary politics
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 03, 2019)
Subject Caesar, Julius -- Influence
Authoritarianism -- History -- 19th century
Political science -- History
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 9781474267557