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Week Four Outline Lecture Ten—Mass Society and Democracy Key Questions: 1) How did liberal democracies attempt to survive in the aftermath of crises like W.W. I and the Great Depression? 2) How did they respond to the appeal of totalitarian ideologies in the inter-war period? I) The Challenge for Capitalist Democracies a) The Global Economic Depression i) Glut of raw materials world-wide ii) Decline in prices in these commodities led to global recession iii) Stock market crash of 1929—known as “Black Thursday” iv) Economic aftermath v) Ripple effect felt around the world economy, especially in Germany where dependence on American loans was most acute b) Balancing Social stability with Economic Equality in the West i) John Maynard Keynes‟s concept of a New Liberalism (1) Commons‟s distinction of the 16 th to 19 th centuries with the modern century (i) Era of abundance vs. Era of stabilization (2) Outdated role of Laissez-faire ii) Franklin Roosevelt‟s New Deal (1) Social welfare programs
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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