Moderation in the Policies of the Mid-1930s

Chapter

Abstract

The initiative to reform the constitution was a part of the larger discourse. This chapter reviews the tendencies in 1933–1936 seen as moderate in political, economic, judicial, and ideological developments. These moderate tendencies do not indicate a planned and conscious, coherent policy nor, of course, any intentional democratic reform. They show rather, first, an adjustment, a reactive, ad hoc politics after extraordinary excesses, and second, on the level of metadiscourse, a relaxation motivated by the expectation of the advent of socialism.

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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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