Anti-Liberal Europe: A Neglected Story of Europeanization (New German Historical Perspectives 6)
By: Dieter Gosewinkel (editor)Hardback
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The history of modern Europe is often presented with the hindsight of present-day European integration, which was a genuinely liberal project based on political and economic freedom. Many other visions for Europe developed in the 20th century, however, were based on an idea of community rooted in pre-modern religious ideas, cultural or ethnic homogeneity, or even in coercion and violence. They frequently rejected the idea of modernity or reinterpreted it in an antiliberal manner. Anti-liberal Europe examines these visions, including those of anti-modernist Catholics, conservatives, extreme rightists as well as communists, arguing that anti-liberal concepts in 20th-century Europe were not the counterpart to, but instead part of the process of European integration.
Dieter Gosewinkel is Professor of Modern History at the Freie Universitat Berlin, and researcher and co-director of the Rule of Law Center at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (WZB). His recent books include Die Verfassungen in Europa 1789 - 1949: Eine wissenschaftliche Textedition (co-edited with Johannes Masing and Andreas Wurschinger 2006) and Wissenschaft, Politik, Verfassungsgericht (with Ernst-Wolfgang Bockenforde 2011).
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements PART I: CONCEPTS Introduction: Anti-liberal Europe: A Neglected Source of Europeanism Dieter Gosewinkel Chapter 1. The Elusiveness of European (Anti-)liberalism Michael Freeden PART II: ANTI-LIBERALISM: A FEATURE OF COLONIAL AND CONSERVATIVE CONCEPTS OF EUROPE Chapter 2. Europe as a Colonial Project: A Critique of Its Anti-liberalism Fabian Klose. Chapter 3. Facing the Future Backwards. 'Abendland' as an Anti-liberal Idea of Europe in Germany between the First World War and the 1960s Vanessa Conze Chapter 4. The Call for a New European Order: Origins and Variants of the Anti-liberal Concept of the "Europe of the Regions" Undine Ruge PART III: ANTI-LIBERAL EUROPE IN DICTATORSHIPS AND THEIR AFTERMATH Chapter 5. The 'New European Order' of National Socialism. Some Remarks on Its Sources, Genesis and Manifestations Jurgen Elvert Chapter 6. Three Kinds of Collaboration: Concepts of Europe and the 'Franco-German Understanding' - The Career of SS Brigadefuhrer Gustav Krukenberg Peter Schottler Chapter 7. Communist Europeanism: A Case Study of the GDR Jana Wuestenhagen Afterword: The Limits of an Anti-liberal Europe Martin Conway Notes on Contributors Index
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