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From Nationalist Peace to Democratic War

Thomas Hippler

in Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Published in print February 2015 | ISBN: 9780198727996
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191794292 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.003.0010
From Nationalist Peace to Democratic War

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This chapter illustrates how the Holy Alliance and its Troppau Protocol express a principle which can be found—sometimes in disguised form—in virtually all ulterior peace movements: the idea that peace has to rely on a homogenous political order at least concerning the fundamental principles of politics. For the Holy Alliance, these principles are dynastic legitimacy and Christianity. The ulterior history of pacifism can be understood as the history of the evolution of these principles of order. This chapter investigates one of these evolutions, in which the principle of nationality was gradually replaced by a democratic principle.

Keywords: peace; Holy Alliance; political order; pacifism; nationality; democratic principle

Chapter.  9529 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law ; History of Law

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