Democracy in Europe: A History (Making of Europe)

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This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from itsorigins in ancient Greece up to the present day.


The book opens with the birth of democracy in ancient Greece, and outlines the adoption and adaptation of Greek political ideasby French revolutionaries and intellectuals to suit their own ends.The author then goes on to consider all the major watersheds in thedevelopment of democracy in modern Europe: the twenty-year crisisfrom 1789 to 1815, when the repercussions of revolution in Francewere felt across the continent; the explosion of democraticmovements between 1830 and 1848; the hijacking of democraticprocesses by Napoleon III, and the débâcle of the ParisCommune. Canfora traces how the spread of Marxist ideas in east andwest Europe, the Russian revolution, and the rise of fascism led toa 'European civil war' lasting from 1914 until1945.


In conclusion, the book demonstrates how in the recent pastdemocracy, far from making progress, has in fact become morelimited and oligarchic, as indeed it was at the outset, 2,500 yearsago.


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