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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Developments in German Politics 4

Edition 4th Edition
ISBN 9781137301628
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

This provides authoritative coverage as well as wide-ranging and integrated analysis of politics and policy in Germany today and of its role in Europe and the wider world. Bringing together extensively revised and updated chapters by leading authorities, it will be essential for students and anyone interested in European politics.

Stephen Padgett was formerly Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

William E. Paterson is Honorary Professor of German and European Politics at Aston University, UK.
Reimut Zohlnhofer is Professor of Political Science at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany.

1. Introduction; Stephen Padgett, William E. Paterson and Reimut Zohlnhöfer
2. Government at the Centre; Christian Stecker and Klaus H. Goetz
3. The Reform German Federalism; Charlie Jeffery and Carolyn Rowe
4. Partisan Dealignment and Voter Choice; Russell J. Dalton
5. Parties and Party Systems; Margaret Hornsteiner and Thomas Saalfeld
6. Political Leadership; Ludger Helms
7. The Politics of Social Protest; Dieter Rucht
8. The German Model in Transition; Anke Hassel
9. Economic Policy; Reimut Zohlnhöfer
10. Germany and the European Union; William E. Paterson
11. Germany and the Euro; Andreas Busch
12. Foreign and Security Policy; Alister Miskimmon
13. Welfare State Reform and Social Policy; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
14. Energy and Climate Protection Policy; Stephen Padgett
15. Citizenship, Migration and Cultural Pluralism; Simon Green. 


Review comments on previous editions:"[A] superbly crafted evaluation . . . from the top experts on current German politics . . . We find no soft spots in these chapters, all of which are lucid and concise. This collection will constitute essential reading at all levels . . .it represents a "must have" for academic libraries and a "must read" for students as well as for lecturers and researchers on German politics today." - William M. Chandler, German Politics"A comprehensive introduction to the current state of German Politics . . . [A] authoritative and full of insights [t]his book is simply essential reading.' - David Broughton, Political Studies
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