Breakdown and Continuity

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246663
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599392 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Breakdown and Continuity

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Demonstrates how medieval institutional tendency could be continued in certain countries in the modern era, while autocratic backlash was the pattern elsewhere. England, Sweden, the Netherlands, and North America represent the former trend. Russia, Prussia, Spain, and France illustrate the latter. These different paths, which were conditioned by military and geographic constraints, strongly affected the prospects for democracy in modern times.

Keywords: autocracy; democracy; England; France; Netherlands; North America; Prussia; Russia; Spain; Sweden

Chapter.  26586 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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