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German politics today

Second edition

By Geoffrey Roberts

German politics today
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  • ISBN: 9780719078668
  • Publish Date: Feb 2009
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7866-8
    • Pages: 264
    • Price: £19.99
    • Published Date: February 2009
    • Series: Politics Today

    Description

    This revised and updated edition provides the reader with a comprehensive description and analysis of the institutions of the German political system. The historical development of German politics is surveyed, and special attention is given to the causes, course and consequences of German reunification. Where more detailed explanations of special topics are required, such as surplus seats in the electoral system, or the political career of Chancellor Merkel, these are provided in boxes set within the relevant chapters. Some information is provided in tabular form, such as the list of federal chancellors and federal presidents, the membership of trade unions, or election results. Appendices contain examples of important constitutional court cases, plus a survey of the political features of the sixteen Länder which make up the federal structure of the state. Each chapter offers suggestions for further reading.

    Accessibly written, with suggestions for further reading, this book offers a sound basis for all undergraduate courses focused on, or including, study of the German political system. The author's familiarity with all aspects of the German political system is evident from the authority with which he explains the structures and processes which form the basis of German politics.

    Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Glossary
    1. The creation of present-day Germany
    2. The context of politics in reunified Germany
    3. The development of the political system of the Federal Republic
    4. The electoral system and electoral politics
    5. The party-state
    6. The federal structure
    7. Chancellor democracy
    8. Parliamentary politics
    9. Interest group politics
    10. Germany and Europe
    11. Germany: a `normal' democracy?
    Index

    Author

    Geoffrey K. Roberts is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Government, University of Manchester

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