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Title:
The German polity
Author:
Conradt, David P.
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Publication Information:
New York : Longman, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780582280342

9780582280335
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 The Historical Settingp. 1
The First Reichp. 1
The Rise of Prussiap. 3
The Empire (1871-1918)p. 4
World War I and the Collapse of the Second Reichp. 5
The Weimar Republic (1919-1933)p. 6
The Nazi Third Reich and World War IIp. 9
Foreign Occupation and National Divisionp. 13
The Formation of the Federal Republicp. 14
Notesp. 16
Chapter 2 Putting Germany Back Together Again: Unification and Its Aftermathp. 17
Building Socialism: 1949-1961p. 18
After the Wall--Stability and Consolidation: 1961-1970p. 20
The Honecker Era: 1971-1985p. 21
Perestroika and the Crisis of the Regime: 1985-1989p. 22
The "Great Escape" and the Collapse of Communismp. 23
The Unification Processp. 26
The Aftermath of Unificationp. 32
Notesp. 40
Chapter 3 The Social and Economic Settingp. 43
Area and Populationp. 43
Urbanization and Industrializationp. 44
The Rural Sectorp. 46
Regionalismp. 46
Occupational and Class Structurep. 47
The Economyp. 48
Religious Compositionp. 55
Age and Family Structurep. 58
The Educational Systemp. 62
Mass Mediap. 65
Summary and Conclusionp. 68
Notesp. 69
Chapter 4 Political Culture, Participation, And Civil Libertiesp. 73
Political Valuesp. 74
Democratic Support in East Germanyp. 82
Political Interest and Involvementp. 86
Civil Liberties and Human Rightsp. 88
The Status and Role of Key Social Groupsp. 93
Summary and Conclusionp. 105
Notesp. 106
Chapter 5 The Party System and the Representation of Interestsp. 109
The Party Statep. 109
The Party Systemp. 112
The Christian Democratsp. 112
The Social Democratsp. 117
The Free Democratsp. 123
The Greensp. 126
The Party of Democratic Socialism/Left List (PDS/LL)p. 129
The Representation of Interestsp. 130
Extent of Interest Groupsp. 130
Major Interest Alignmentsp. 132
The Churchesp. 138
Summary and Conclusionp. 141
Notesp. 142
Chapter 6 Elections and Voting Behaviorp. 145
Electoral Mechanicsp. 146
The Electoral Systemp. 146
Nomination and Candidate Selectionp. 150
Electoral Politics and Campaign Stylesp. 152
Campaign and Party Financep. 153
The Pattern of Federal Elections, 1949-1998p. 154
Basic Orientations of the Electoratep. 159
Determinants of Voting Behaviorp. 161
Voter Dynamicsp. 163
Summary and Conclusionp. 168
Notesp. 169
Chapter 7 Policymaking Institutions I: Parliament and Executivep. 171
Legislative Institutionsp. 172
The Bundestag: The Main Political Battlegroundp. 172
The Bundesrat: The "Quiet" Second Chamberp. 180
Executive Institutions: Chancellor and Cabinetp. 185
Chancellor Democracyp. 185
The Federal Presidentp. 200
Summary of the Formal Lawmaking Processp. 203
Preparliamentary Stagep. 203
Parliamentary Stagep. 205
Notesp. 206
Chapter 8 Policymaking Institutions II: Administration, Semipublic Institutions, and Courtsp. 209
Development of the German Administrative and Judicial Systemp. 210
State Administrationp. 211
Semipublic Institutionsp. 219
The Judiciary and the Court Systemp. 228
Summary and Conclusionp. 238
Notesp. 238
Chapter 9 Subnational Units: Federalism and Local Governmentp. 243
The Development of German Federalismp. 243
State-Level Politicsp. 245
The Constitutional Structure of the Statesp. 250
The Future of Federalismp. 256
Local Governmentp. 259
The Urban Crisis, German-Stylep. 262
Summary and Conclusionp. 265
Notesp. 265
Chapter 10 Conclusion: The Unified German Polity Faces the Futurep. 267
A New Constitution and a New State?p. 268
Policy Issues and Processes: Trends and Prospectsp. 270
Germany's New International Rolep. 274
The German Experience and Political Developmentp. 280
Notesp. 281
Appendix The Basic Law of the Federal Republicp. 283
Bibliographyp. 305
Indexp. 325
Tables and Figuresp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 The Historical Settingp. 1
The First Reichp. 1
The Rise of Prussiap. 3
The Empire (1871-1918)p. 4
World War I and the Collapse of the Second Reichp. 5
The Weimar Republic (1919-1933)p. 6
The Nazi Third Reich and World War IIp. 9
Foreign Occupation and National Divisionp. 13
The Formation of the Federal Republicp. 14
Notesp. 16
Chapter 2 Putting Germany Back Together Again: Unification and Its Aftermathp. 17
Building Socialism: 1949-1961p. 18
After the Wall--Stability and Consolidation: 1961-1970p. 20
The Honecker Era: 1971-1985p. 21
Perestroika and the Crisis of the Regime: 1985-1989p. 22
The "Great Escape" and the Collapse of Communismp. 23
The Unification Processp. 26
The Aftermath of Unificationp. 32
Notesp. 40
Chapter 3 The Social and Economic Settingp. 43
Area and Populationp. 43
Urbanization and Industrializationp. 44
The Rural Sectorp. 46
Regionalismp. 46
Occupational and Class Structurep. 47
The Economyp. 48
Religious Compositionp. 55
Age and Family Structurep. 58
The Educational Systemp. 62
Mass Mediap. 65
Summary and Conclusionp. 68
Notesp. 69
Chapter 4 Political Culture, Participation, And Civil Libertiesp. 73
Political Valuesp. 74
Democratic Support in East Germanyp. 82
Political Interest and Involvementp. 86
Civil Liberties and Human Rightsp. 88
The Status and Role of Key Social Groupsp. 93
Summary and Conclusionp. 105
Notesp. 106
Chapter 5 The Party System and the Representation of Interestsp. 109
The Party Statep. 109
The Party Systemp. 112
The Christian Democratsp. 112
The Social Democratsp. 117
The Free Democratsp. 123
The Greensp. 126
The Party of Democratic Socialism/Left List (PDS/LL)p. 129
The Representation of Interestsp. 130
Extent of Interest Groupsp. 130
Major Interest Alignmentsp. 132
The Churchesp. 138
Summary and Conclusionp. 141
Notesp. 142
Chapter 6 Elections and Voting Behaviorp. 145
Electoral Mechanicsp. 146
The Electoral Systemp. 146
Nomination and Candidate Selectionp. 150
Electoral Politics and Campaign Stylesp. 152
Campaign and Party Financep. 153
The Pattern of Federal Elections, 1949-1998p. 154
Basic Orientations of the Electoratep. 159
Determinants of Voting Behaviorp. 161
Voter Dynamicsp. 163
Summary and Conclusionp. 168
Notesp. 169
Chapter 7 Policymaking Institutions I: Parliament and Executivep. 171
Legislative Institutionsp. 172
The Bundestag: The Main Political Battlegroundp. 172
The Bundesrat: The "Quiet" Second Chamberp. 180
Executive Institutions: Chancellor and Cabinetp. 185
Chancellor Democracyp. 185
The Federal Presidentp. 200
Summary of the Formal Lawmaking Processp. 203
Preparliamentary Stagep. 203
Parliamentary Stagep. 205
Notesp. 206
Chapter 8 Policymaking Institutions II: Administration, Semipublic Institutions, and Courtsp. 209
Development of the German Administrative and Judicial Systemp. 210
State Administrationp. 211
Semipublic Institutionsp. 219
The Judiciary and the Court Systemp. 228
Summary and Conclusionp. 238
Notesp. 238
Chapter 9 Subnational Units: Federalism and Local Governmentp. 243
The Development of German Federalismp. 243
State-Level Politicsp. 245
The Constitutional Structure of the Statesp. 250
The Future of Federalismp. 256
Local Governmentp. 259
The Urban Crisis, German-Stylep. 262
Summary and Conclusionp. 265
Notesp. 265
Chapter 10 Conclusion: The Unified German Polity Faces the Futurep. 267
A New Constitution and a New State?p. 268
Policy Issues and Processes: Trends and Prospectsp. 270
Germany's New International Rolep. 274
The German Experience and Political Developmentp. 280
Notesp. 281
Appendix The Basic Law of the Federal Republicp. 283
Bibliographyp. 305
Indexp. 325

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