Continuity and Change in German Politics: Beyond the Politics of Centrality? a Festschrift for Gordon Smith

Continuity and Change in German Politics: Beyond the Politics of Centrality? a Festschrift for Gordon Smith

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Continuity and Change in German Politics: Beyond the Politics of Centrality? a Festschrift for Gordon Smith by Stephen Padgett

Over three decades Gordon Smith has written authoratively and with style on almost every aspect of German politics. In this volume, leading UK and German scholars use themes from his work in an examination of the evolution of German policy in the face of socio-economic change, globalisation, European integration, and the domestic upheaval of unification.

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ISBN-13: 9780714652382
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Politics of Centrality?1
Beyond German Politics: Comparing European Polities Explicitly10
Elite Relations in Germany19
The German Party System: Eternal Crisis?37
The German Volkspartei and the Career of the Catch-all Concept51
The Electoral Cycle and Multi-Level Voting in Germany73
The Green Challenge and Political Competition: How Typical is the German Experience?99
Coalitions: Beyond the Politics of Centrality?117
The German Model Revisited: From Schmidt to Schroder135
The Changing Chancellorship: Resources and Constraints Revisited155
Party Governance, Political Culture and the Transformation of East Germany since 1990169
British Political Science and the Study of German Politics184
Britain and the Berlin Republic: Between Ambivalence and Emulation201
Gordon Smith: Publications 1966-2000224
Abstracts229
Notes on Contributors234
Index237

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