European Conceptual History
Democracy in Modern Europe
A Conceptual History
Edited by Jussi Kurunmäki, Jeppe Nevers, and Henk te Velde
306 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-847-2 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (June 2018)
eISBN 978-1-78533-848-9 eBook Not Yet Published
As one of the most influential ideas in modern European history, democracy has fundamentally reshaped not only the landscape of governance, but also social and political thought throughout the world. Democracy in Modern Europe surveys the conceptual history of democracy in modern Europe, from the Industrial Revolutions of the nineteenth century through both world wars and the rise of welfare states to the present era of the European Union. Exploring individual countries as well as regional dynamics, this volume comprises a tightly organized, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date exploration of a foundational issue in European political and intellectual history.
Jussi Kurunmäki is Professor of Political Science at Södertörn University and the University of Helsinki. He was previously a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University.
Jeppe Nevers is Associate Professor of History at University of Southern Denmark.
Henk te Velde has been Full Professor of Dutch History at Leiden University since 2005. He was previously Full Professor of the History of Political Culture at University of Groningen.