Decline of the West

Discipline: Political Science

Historical theory of German writer Oswald Spengler (1880-1936).

A version of cyclical theory which presents civilizations as having 'seasons', and Western Europe as entering its 'winter' in the 20th century, with predictions of war and despotic leadership.

Source:
David Miller et al., eds, The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought (Oxford, 1987)

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