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Weimarrepubliken 1918-1933 En metodologisk individualistisk studie om demokratins kollaps

Nilsson, Greger (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to analyze the collapse of democracy in the Weimar Republic. This was done by analyzing some of the most turbulent crises in its history like the communists attempt to take power in 1919, the kapp-putsch of 1920, hyperinflation 1923 and the economic depression 1929-1933. The method that I used in this essay is called methodological individualism. It was an analytical framework which helped to understand the citizens view on democracy and legitimacy. The theoretical framework was based on Juan J.Linz and Seymour Martin Lipsets ideas on legitimacy and efficacy. I also used Max Weber's theories on the charismatic leader and legitimacy. My conclusion is that the reason why democracy in the Weimar Republic... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to analyze the collapse of democracy in the Weimar Republic. This was done by analyzing some of the most turbulent crises in its history like the communists attempt to take power in 1919, the kapp-putsch of 1920, hyperinflation 1923 and the economic depression 1929-1933. The method that I used in this essay is called methodological individualism. It was an analytical framework which helped to understand the citizens view on democracy and legitimacy. The theoretical framework was based on Juan J.Linz and Seymour Martin Lipsets ideas on legitimacy and efficacy. I also used Max Weber's theories on the charismatic leader and legitimacy. My conclusion is that the reason why democracy in the Weimar Republic collapsed was because different sectors of society stopped supporting it. Many conservative did not support democracy after the conference of Versailles 1919. Other groups like the middle class and the working class stopped supporting it during the great depression of 1929-1933. This led to the fact that the majority of citizens was not willing to defend democracy when Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 30th of January 1933 which contributed to the collapse of the Weimar Republic. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Greger
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organization
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
'Weimar Republic', legitimacy, democracy, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1315850
date added to LUP
2009-01-08
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2009-01-28
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to analyze the collapse of democracy in the Weimar Republic. This was done by analyzing some of the most turbulent crises in its history like the communists attempt to take power in 1919, the kapp-putsch of 1920, hyperinflation 1923 and the economic depression 1929-1933. The method that I used in this essay is called methodological individualism. It was an analytical framework which helped to understand the citizens view on democracy and legitimacy. The theoretical framework was based on Juan J.Linz and Seymour Martin Lipsets ideas on legitimacy and efficacy. I also used Max Weber's theories on the charismatic leader and legitimacy. My conclusion is that the reason why democracy in the Weimar Republic collapsed was because different sectors of society stopped supporting it. Many conservative did not support democracy after the conference of Versailles 1919. Other groups like the middle class and the working class stopped supporting it during the great depression of 1929-1933. This led to the fact that the majority of citizens was not willing to defend democracy when Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 30th of January 1933 which contributed to the collapse of the Weimar Republic.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Greger},
  keyword      = {'Weimar Republic',legitimacy,democracy,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Weimarrepubliken 1918-1933 En metodologisk individualistisk studie om demokratins kollaps},
  year         = {2008},
}