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The German Greens : Challenging the Consensus - Thomas Scharf

The German Greens

Challenging the Consensus

Paperback Published: 19th April 1994
ISBN: 9780854968848
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book examines the Greens' contribution to the changing nature of contemporary German local politics and the effect of local political involvement upon the Greens themselves. The author shows how the established 'unpolitical' nature of Germany's local politics has given way to overtly political and confrontational approaches. This has occurred primarily under the influence of the Greens and the 'New Local Politics'. The book appears at an important juncture for the German Greens with questions being posed about their relevance in a post-unification Germany.

'... of considerable value to those interested in the impact of the Greens at the local level of government.' German Politics '... this is a meticulous book. It adds to our knowledge and makes the local dimension of German Green politics more accessible to English-speaking readers.' Environmental Politics 'One of the strengths of the book ... is that it provides valuable insights into the German system of local government.' Local Government Studies "Thomas Scharf has produced a stimulating analysis of Green Party involvement in German local politics. ... it is a valuable contribution to a relatively under-researched area." Graham Timmins, University of Huddersfield "...an excellent contribution to the subject...merits careful reading." West European Politics

German Studies Seriesp. ii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Greens in Germany's Local Politicsp. 11
Germany's Old Local Politicsp. 35
German Local Politics in Transition: The Rise of the New Local Politicsp. 61
The Greens in Germany's Local Politicsp. 88
The Organisation of the Greens: The Failure of the Grassroots Democratic Model at Local Levelp. 106
The Disappearing Consensus: Green Ideology and the Old Local Politicsp. 123
The Greens and the Mainz Party Systemp. 125
The Selection of Mainz as a Case- Study Communityp. 136
The Greens and the Mainz Party System 1984-1987p. 138
A New Politics Agenda?: Analysis of Local Council Initiatives in Mainzp. 207
The Local Political Agenda in Mainz: Persistence and Changep. 236
Conclusion: The German Greens and the New Local Politicsp. 239
Bibliography and Referencesp. 248
Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9780854968848
ISBN-10: 0854968849
Series: German Studies Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th April 1994
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.72  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.36