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John Röhl

Individualist perspective: The Kaiser build an autocratic , semi-absolutist, centralised government based around him.


Hans-Ulrich Wehler

Structuralist perspective: Germany was dominated by powerful conservative forces like Junkers, Pressure Groups, Industrialists and Army who were focused in maintaining their interests.


Christopher Clark

Takes more of a synthesis position, system was too fluid for personal rule to be possible. More positive than Wehler or Rohl about strength of liberal elements at this time


Geoff Eley and David Blackburn

Pressure from Below perspective: That a lot of policy was pressed by working and middle class groups from below.