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Re-Imagining Democracy in the Mediterranean, 1780-1860

Joanna Innes and Mark Philp


Mediterranean states are often thought to have ‘democratized’ only in the post-war era, as authoritarian regimes were successively overthrown. On its eastern and southern shores, the process is still contested. This book looks back to an earlier era, the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when talk about establishing some modern version of ‘democracy’ in the region first began. By the 1860s, representative regimes had been established throughout southern Europe, and representation was also the subject of experiment and debate in Ottoman territories. Talk about democracy, its merit ... More

Keywords: democracy, Mediterranean, revolutions, liberalism, republicanism, constitutionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198798163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198798163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Innes, editor
Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford

Mark Philp, editor
Professor of History and Politics, University of Warwick

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