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THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN GERMANY

Almond, Gabriel A. and Eugene N. Anderson

Published by University Of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1949
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Hardcover, viii, 345 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. Postwar look at the problems of denazification and reconstruction. Almond (1911-2002) was "a U. S. Political scientist, credited with inventing modern comparative political science. Born in Rock Island, Illinois, Almond was the son of Russian and Ukrainian immigrants. His father was a rabbi. A student at the University of Chicago, he went on to earn his doctorate in 1938; but his thesis, Plutocracy and Politics in New York City, was not published until 1998. The work contained psychoanalyses of several wealthy New Yorkers, including unflattering references to John D. Rockefeller, a principal benefactor of the university. Charles Merriam, chair of the political science department, refused to recommend the thesis for publication unless the offending material was removed. Almond refused. The thesis remained in the stacks of the University of Chicago library, where it became an underground classic among scholars. It was finally published by Westview Press. Almond taught political science at Brooklyn College from 1939. During World War II he was head of the Enemy Information Section at the War Information Office (1942-44) . After the war he was professor of political science at Princeton, Yale, and Stanford. He also taught at universities in England, Japan, Brazil, and the Ukraine. He was elected chairman of the Social Science Research Council's Committee on Comparative Politics and, in 1966, president of the American Political Science Association. Almond's Appeals of Communism (1954) , an empirical study of the attractions and weaknesses of Communism, was significant for its treatment of the psycho-sociological background of political behavior. " (Czudnowski in EJ 2007) Contents: 1. The historic potential: Freedom and authoritarianism in German history --Eugene N. Anderson -- Resistance and repression under the Nazis- Wolfgang H. Kraus and Gabriel A. Almond -- The social composition of the German resistance - Gabriel A. Almond and Wolfgang H. Kraus -- 2. Occupation policy: Germany's economic situation and prospects - Fred H. Sanderson -- The reconstruction of government and administration -Hans Meyerhoff -- Political party developments-Vera F. Eliasberg -- The problem of reorientation -Clara Menck. SUBJECT(S) : Anti-Nazi movement. Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945- Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945. Note(s) : Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 3ll-332) . OCLC lists 316 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Wear to binding and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Holo2-16-40). Bookseller Inventory # 23770

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Title: THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN GERMANY

Publisher: University Of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

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