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Institutions and Institutional Change in the Federal Republic of Germany - Ludger Helms

Institutions and Institutional Change in the Federal Republic of Germany

By: Ludger Helms (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2000
ISBN: 9780333736630
Number Of Pages: 229

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This volume offers a detailed account of German political institutions as they have developed over the last decades. Each of the individual chapters, written by leading German specialists, provides a balanced assessment of the institution under consideration as well as the more recent political research in the given field. The extended introductory chapter by the editor gives an overview of how the institutional system of the Federal Republic has combined the conflicting tasks of political stability and adaptation.

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'This study assembles some of the leading figures in German political science, who provide a state-of-the-art review of German political institutions and their response to unification. It should be a valuable resource for those studying German politics and the broader theme of the role of institutions in shaping the democratic process.' - Russell J. Dalton, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. x
Notes on the Contributorp. xii
Introduction: Institutional Change and Adaptation in a Stable Democracyp. 1
The Bundestag - Still the Centre of Decision-Making?p. 32
The Federal Presidency: Parameters of Presidential Power in a Parliamentary Democracyp. 48
The Federal Government: Variations of Chancellor Dominancep. 65
The Federal Constitutional Court: Institutionalising Judicial Review in a Semisovereign Democracyp. 84
The Federal System: Breaking through the Barriers of Interlocking Federalism?p. 105
The Electoral System: More Continuity than Changep. 124
Monetary Institutions: Maintaining Independence in Times of Fiscal Stressp. 143
Parties and the Party System: Pluralisation and Functional Change within Limitsp. 166
Interest Groups: Continuity and Change of German Lobbyism since 1974p. 188
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780333736630
ISBN-10: 033373663X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 19th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1