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Protest and Democracy in West Germany : Extra-Parliamentary Opposition and the Democratic Agenda - Rob Burns

Protest and Democracy in West Germany

Extra-Parliamentary Opposition and the Democratic Agenda

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Published: 28th October 1988
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A study of the crucial part played by extra-parliamentary protest in the maturing of democracy in West Germany. The authors trace the history of political protest: the campaigns against rearmament and nuclear arms in the 1950s, the anti-authoritarian student movement in the 1960s, the feminist and ecology movement that emerged in the 1970s and the mass opposition to nuclear arms in the 1980s. The authors also examine the political role of critical intellectuals, both within these movements and in their own right, and assess the claim of the Greens to be the mouthpiece of protest in parliament. Rob Burns is author of "The Quest for Modernity". Wilfried Van der Will is author of "The German novel and the Affluent Society" (with the late R.H.Thomas)

Preface - Introduction: Changes in the Nature of the Political Terrain after 1945 - Critical Intellectuals as Extra-Parliamentary Custodians of Democracy - The Protest for Peace: Opposition to Remilitarisation and Nuclear Weapons (1950-69) - The Anti-Authoritarian Student Movement (1965-69): A Caesura in the Political Discourse - The Politics of the Women's Movement and the Cultural Challenge of Feminism (1969-85) - Citizens' Initiatives: Grassroots Democracy and the Growth of Environmentalism in the 1970s and 1980s - The Protest for Peace: Mass Opposition to Nuclear Arms (1980-86) - The Greens as the Parliamentary Tribune of Protest Politics - Conclusion: Changes in the Nature of the Political Culture since the Late 1960s - Footnotes and References - Chronology of Events - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333464847
ISBN-10: 0333464842
Series: Extra-Parliamentary Opposition and the Democratic Agenda
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 28th October 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2