The Kaiser's Voters: Electors and Elections in Imperial by Jonathan Sperber PDF

By Jonathan Sperber

ISBN-10: 0521023262

ISBN-13: 9780521023269

ISBN-10: 0521591384

ISBN-13: 9780521591386

even supposing the German Empire of 1871–1918 was once essentially an authoritarian regime, its nationwide elections have been held below a democratic franchise and characterised via full of life election campaigning and excessive degrees of voter turnout. within the Kaiser's electorate, Jonathan Sperber makes use of complex mathematical how to learn the 13 common elections held in pre-1914 Germany. those effects are, even though, awarded in comprehensible, non-technical language making it appropriate for people with no technical historical past. Refuting a couple of long-held propositions in regards to the nature of the citizens in Imperial Germany, he offers a brand new interpretation of vote casting behaviour within the adolescence of the trendy German political procedure, considers its results for German electoral politics within the 20th century, and compares electoral traits in Germany with these in different eu and North American nations within the age of common suffrage.

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