German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal

German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal

Culture and Politics after 1945

Forner, Sean A. (Michigan State University)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book examines how democracy was rethought in Germany in the wake of National Socialism, the Second World War and the Holocaust. The book focuses on a diverse network of intellectuals in post-war Germany and a distinctive vision of renewal that spanned the East-West divide.
Introduction: democratic renewal and Germany's 'zero hour'; 1. Germans, occupiers, and the democratization project; 2. Rethinking democracy: freedom, order, participation; 3. Renewing culture: the 'unpolitical German' between past and future; 4. Subjects of politics: publicness, parties, elites; 5. A parliament of spirit? Mobilizing the cultural nation; 6. Into East Germany: intelligentsia and the Apparat; 7. Into West Germany: nonconformists and the Restoration; 8. 1968, 1989, and the legacies of participation; Select bibliography; Index.
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