Conditions of Democracy in Europe, 1919–39

Systematic Case Studies

  • Dirk Berg-Schlosser
  • Jeremy Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Jeremy Mitchell
    Pages 1-39
  3. Peter Gerlich, David F. J. Campbell
    Pages 40-58
  4. Gisèle De Meur, Dirk Berg-Schlosser
    Pages 59-84
  5. Lauri Karvonen
    Pages 129-156
  6. Michel Dobry
    Pages 157-183
  7. Folko Arends, Gerhard Kümmel
    Pages 184-212
  8. Gabriella Ilonszki
    Pages 242-262
  9. Marco Tarchi
    Pages 294-320
  10. Antonio Costa Pinto
    Pages 354-380
  11. Stephen Fischer-Galati
    Pages 381-395
  12. Walther L. Bernecker
    Pages 396-425
  13. Ulf Lindström
    Pages 426-448
  14. Jeremy Mitchell
    Pages 449-463
  15. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Jeremy Mitchell
    Pages 464-465
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 466-503

About this book


Why did democracy survive in some European countries between the wars while fascism or authoritarianism emerged elsewhere? This innovative study approaches this question through the comparative analysis of the inter-war experience of eighteen countries within a common comprehensive analytical framework. It combines (social and economic) structure- and (political) actor-related aspects to provide detailed historical accounts of each case which serve as background information for the systematic testing of major theories of fascism and democracy.


Austria democracy Europe fascism France Greece Hungary kingdom Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Berg-Schlosser
    • 1
  • Jeremy Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Phillipps UniversityMarburgGermany
  2. 2.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesEngland

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