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.

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


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