Developments in German Politics 3

Developments in German Politics 3

Book Pages: 352 Illustrations: Published: December 2003

European Studies, Politics > Political Science

Once the miracle economy of the continent, Germany now staggers under the massive cost burden of unification while it struggles to come to terms with global economic change. Failure to confront the underlying economic weakness has discredited political institutions and patterns of political behavior that were once regarded as the ‘efficient secret’ of economic success. The country stands at the crossroads between economic reform and a spiral of economic decline with unpredictable fallout. Bringing together entirely new chapters by leading authorities in the field, Developments in German Politics 3 examines the unfolding crisis of German political economy; its repercussions for polity, politics, and policy; and the consequences for Germany’s role in Europe and the wider world. Like its predecessors, this book will be of interest to all concerned with European politics and will be necessary reading for students of German politics and society.

Contributors. David P. Conradt, Russell J. Dalton, Kenneth Dyson, Klaus H. Goetz, Simon Green, Adrian Hyde-Price, Charlie Jeffery, Stephen Padgett, William E. Paterson, Wolfgang Rüdig, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Gordon Smith, Roland Sturm



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Stephen Padgett is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde. Among his books are Organizing Democracy in Eastern Germany and Interest Groups in Post-Communist Society.

William E. Paterson is Professor of German Politics and Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is coauthor of Germany’s European Diplomacy: Shaping the Regional Milieu and coeditor of The Future of the German Economy.

Gordon Smith is Emeritus Professor of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is coeditor of the journal West European Politics.

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List of Maps, Figures, and Tables x

Preface xii

Notes on Contributors xiii

List of Abbreviations xvi

Glossary xviii

Introducton 1

1. Government at the Centre / Klaus H. Goetz 17

2. Federalism and Territorial Politics / Charlie Jeffery 38

3. Voter Choice and Electoral Politics / Russell J. Dalton 60

4. The "New Model" Party System / Gordon Smith 82

5. Policy-Making in a New Political Landscape / Roland Sturm 101

6. Political Economy: The German Model under Stress / Stephen Padgett 121

7. The Welfare State: Incremental Transformation / Martin Seeleib-Kaiser 143

8. The Europeanization of German Governance / Kenneth Dyson 161

9. Foreign and Security Policy / Adrian Hyde-Price 184

10. Germany and Europe / William E. Paterson 206

11. Towards on Open Society? Citizenship and Immigration / Simon Green 227

12. The Environment and Nuclear Power / Wolfgang Ruding 248

13. Political Culture and Identity: The Post-Unification Search for "Inner Unity" / David P. Conradt 269

Guide to Further Reading 288

Bibliography 292

Index 315
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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-3266-4 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-3277-0
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