Charles Lees provides a fresh perspective on the politics and personalities of post-war Germany’s most unstableand apparently unpredictablenational government to date. He uses previously unpublished research into Red-Green coalitions in the German states in order to understand more clearly the nature of the pressures acting upon Germany’s first national coalition between the Social Democrats and the Greens.
About the Author
Charles Lees is Lecturer in International Relations and Politics at the University of Sussex.
Table of Contents
Explaining the Red-Green Coalitions
• The Long March through the Lander
• "Then We Take Berlin"
• Niedersachsen and the Irresistible Rise of Gerhard Schroder
• Party Strategy and the 1998 Bundestag Elections
• Party Programs, Coalition Strategy and Bargaining
• Red-Green in Power