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The Resource The rise of democracy : revolution, war and transformations in international politics since 1776, Christopher Hobson, (electronic resource)

The rise of democracy : revolution, war and transformations in international politics since 1776, Christopher Hobson, (electronic resource)

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The rise of democracy : revolution, war and transformations in international politics since 1776
Title
The rise of democracy
Title remainder
revolution, war and transformations in international politics since 1776
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hobson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Little over two hundred years ago, a quarter of a century of warfare with an 'outlaw state' brought the great powers of Europe to their knees. That state was the revolutionary democracy of France. Today, 'rogue regimes' are defined by the fact that they are not democratic. In the intervening period there has been a remarkable transformation in the way democracy is understood and valued. These changes, and the impact they have had on the nature of international relations, are the focus of this study. The book is structured around the historical contrast between - on the one hand - the very high degree of acceptance and legitimacy of democracy in contemporary international politics and - on the other - the strongly negative perceptions that defined the idea in the late eighteenth century. To better understand the contemporary role of democracy in international relations, and what the future may hold, it is necessary first to have a much better grasp of its past. This is what the book provides: a historical account of the development of democracy, framed in terms of democracy's present positioning and future challenges." -- Back cover
  • "Little over two hundred years ago, a quarter of a century of warfare with an 'outlaw state' brought the great powers of Europe to their knees. That state was the revolutionary democracy of France. Today, 'rogue regimes' are defined by the fact that they are not democratic. In the intervening period there has been a remarkable transformation in the way democracy is understood and valued. These changes, and the impact they have had on the nature of international relations, are the focus of this study. The book is structured around the historical contrast between - on the one hand - the very high degree of acceptance and legitimacy of democracy in contemporary international politics and - on the other - the strongly negative perceptions that defined the idea in the late eighteenth century. To better understand the contemporary role of democracy in international relations, and what the future may hold, it is necessary first to have a much better grasp of its past. This is what the book provides: a historical account of the development of democracy, framed in terms of democracy's present positioning and future challenges." -- Back cover
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YDXCP
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Hobson, Christopher
Dewey number
321.809
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.H577 2015
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Demokratie
  • Akzeptanz
  • Internationale Politik
  • Norm
  • Wandel
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The rise of democracy : revolution, war and transformations in international politics since 1776, Christopher Hobson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: beyond the 'end of history' -- 2. Thucydidean themes: democracy in international relations -- 3. Fear and faith: the founding of the United States -- 4. The crucible of democracy: the French revolution -- 5. Reaction, revolution and empire: the nineteenth century -- 6. The Wilsonian revolution: World War One -- 7. From the brink to 'triumph': the twentieth century -- 8. Conclusion: democracy and humility
  • 1. Introduction: beyond the 'end of history' -- 2. Thucydidean themes: democracy in international relations -- 3. Fear and faith: the founding of the United States -- 4. The crucible of democracy: the French revolution -- 5. Reaction, revolution and empire: the nineteenth century -- 6. The Wilsonian revolution: World War One -- 7. From the brink to 'triumph': the twentieth century -- 8. Conclusion: democracy and humility
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001672069
Dimensions
25 cm
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780748692811
Lccn
2016301828
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001672069
Label
The rise of democracy : revolution, war and transformations in international politics since 1776, Christopher Hobson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: beyond the 'end of history' -- 2. Thucydidean themes: democracy in international relations -- 3. Fear and faith: the founding of the United States -- 4. The crucible of democracy: the French revolution -- 5. Reaction, revolution and empire: the nineteenth century -- 6. The Wilsonian revolution: World War One -- 7. From the brink to 'triumph': the twentieth century -- 8. Conclusion: democracy and humility
  • 1. Introduction: beyond the 'end of history' -- 2. Thucydidean themes: democracy in international relations -- 3. Fear and faith: the founding of the United States -- 4. The crucible of democracy: the French revolution -- 5. Reaction, revolution and empire: the nineteenth century -- 6. The Wilsonian revolution: World War One -- 7. From the brink to 'triumph': the twentieth century -- 8. Conclusion: democracy and humility
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001672069
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780748692811
Lccn
2016301828
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001672069

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