Modernization in Historical Perspective: The Case of Imperial Germany

  title={Modernization in Historical Perspective: The Case of Imperial Germany},
  author={Sheri Berman},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={431 - 462}
In recent years historical research on Imperial Germany has called into question traditional interpretations of this case at the same time that political science research on the "third wave" has transformed the study of political development. This article argues that combining the insights of these two literatures offers benefits to both. For historians, the exercise provides a fresh perspective on the purported distinctiveness of Imperial Germany's political system and the relationship between… Expand

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