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Contents Preface and Acknowledgements Part I Democracy: Method and Theses CHAPTER ONE On Method: Comparative Historical Analysis and Politics CHAPTER TWO Democracy and Empirical Political Theory: From the Present to the Past CHAPTER THREE Revolutions and Ideas of Democracy: From the Past towards the Present Part II Revolution: Chance for Democracy CHAPTER FOUR Revolution and the Long Path to Democracy in France CHAPTER FIVE Revolution and the Failure of Democracy in Russia and Germany Part III Totalitarianism: Antithesis of Democracy CHAPTER SIX The Rise of Totalitarian Regimes: Contrasting France CHAPTER SEVEN Totalitarian Regime: Nazi Germany CHAPTER EIGHT Totalitarian Regime: Stalin's Soviet Union Part IV Democracy as Synthesis CHAPTER NINE Federal Germany: Re-tracing a Path to Democracy CHAPTER TEN Communism and Its Collapse: East Germany and The Soviet Union Part V Conclusion: Lessons for Democracy CHAPTER ELEVEN The Struggle for Modern Democracy Notes Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Democracy History, Revolution History, Totalitarianism History