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Practicing Democracy:
Elections and Political Culture in Imperial Germany
Margaret Lavinia Anderson

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"Although the Weimar Republic may have been the first German democratic state, it was not, Margaret Lavinia Anderson shows in Practicing Democracy, Germany's first experience of democracy. Anderson argues that the interplay among the popular experience, institutional structure, and the political practice of universal male suffrage in Reichstag elections paradoxically produced a political culture of democracy in the nondemocratic imperial German state. Anderson's explanation of [this] paradox has important implications not only for German history, but also for recent political science literature on the transition to democracy. [Anderson's book] is theoretically startling, persuasively argued, richly detailed, and a pleasure to read."--Andrew Zimmerman, German Studies Review

ENDORSEMENT:

"The very best, most detailed and most comprehensible picture of political life in Imperial Germany available in any language. It marks a new stage in the development of our knowledge about the practice and culture of popular politics in the nineteenth century--not just in Germany, but in the entire European and North American world."--Jonathan Sperber, University of Missouri

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