Germany's New Politics: Parties and Issues in the 1990s

Germany's New Politics: Parties and Issues in the 1990s

Paperback Modern German Studies

Edited by David P. Conradt, Edited by Christian Soe, Edited by George K. Romoser

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  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 18mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Herndon
  • ISBN 10: 1571810331
  • ISBN 13: 9781571810335
  • Illustrations note: tables, statistics

Product description

Four years after unification, Germany completed what has been called the "super election year": no less than nineteen elections, culminating in the Bundestag vote on October 16, 1994. Four years after unification, the elections of 1994 reveal the state of German Unity and the interplay of new forces in post-Cold War Europe. This book analyzes the elections for specialists as well as for students, placing them in the wider context of political and economic developments in Germany in the 1990s. An appendix with full data on previous Bundestag elections and relevant charts on party developments enhances the value of this volume which students, scholars and the general reader interested in German affairs will find indispensable.

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Author information

David Conradt, Professor of Political Science at the University of East Carolina; Gerald R. Kleinfeld, Professor of History at Arizona State University; George K. Romoser, Department of Political Science, Durham, NH; Christian SA e, Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I. Chapter 1. Campaign Themes of the Election Marathon D. Conradt Chapter 2. United Germany in European and Global Perspectives W. U.Friedrich Chapter 3. The German Economy and the Elections I. Collier Chapter 4. The Media and the New Politics H. Semetko Chapter 5. Political Leadership: Candidates and Coalition Politics G. K. Romoser PART II. Chapter 6. Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) C. C. Clemens Chapter 7. Social Democratic Party (SPD) S. Silvia Chapter 8. Free Democratic Party (FDP) C. SA e Chapter 9. Alliance 90/The Greens H. G. Betz Chapter 10. Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) G. R.Kleinfeld Chapter 11. Political Attitudes and Behavior in the New Federal States H. Welsh Chapter 12. The Right-wing Spectrum M. Minkenberg Chapter 13. Who Voted for Whom? Summing up the Super Election Year W. Gibowski Chapter 14. Women in the New Politics of Germany M. Hampton Appendix: Election Data and Statistics Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index