Revolutionary respectability: The SPD and political affairs in the German empire

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Between 1890 and 1903, attacking representatives of the German state and economy for their vulgar cruelty or their homosexuality moved the Social-Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) into the realm of defenders of traditional bourgeois respectability. Afterward, the party began to progressively abandon this strategy in favor of more issue-based lines of confrontation. Less than one year before the outbreak of World War I, the SPD was finally respectable and respected enough to bring together a coalition of parliamentarians from various parties (foreshadowing the Weimar Coalition of 1919) that openly challenged the head of government of the German Empire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-280
Number of pages22
JournalGerman Studies Review
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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German Empire
Social Democratic Party of Germany
coalition
First World War
homosexuality
economy
Revolution
Respectability

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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