German Politics Today
2nd Revised edition
German Politics Today by Geoffrey K. Roberts
Book DescriptionThis revised and updated edition provides the reader with a comprehensive description and analysis of the institutions of the German political system. The historical development of German politics is surveyed, and special attention is given to the causes, course and consequences of German reunification. Where more detailed explanations of special topics are required, such as surplus seats in the electoral system, or the political career of Chancellor Merkel, these are provided in boxes set within the relevant chapters. Some information is provided in tabular form, such as the list of federal chancellors and federal presidents, the membership of trade unions, or election results. Appendices contain examples of important constitutional court cases, plus a survey of the political features of the sixteen Lander which make up the federal structure of the state. Each chapter offers suggestions for further reading. Accessibly written, with suggestions for further reading, this book offers a sound basis for all undergraduate courses focused on, or including, study of the German political system. The author's familiarity with all aspects of the German political system is evident from the authority with which he explains the structures and processes which form the basis of German politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719078668
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Geoffrey K. Roberts
German Politics Today, Paperback (January 2016)
A comprehensive overview of the structures and influences of politics in Germany, which covers both historical and recent events
German Electoral Politics, Hardback (March 2006)
The study of German electoral politics has been neglected of late, despite being one of the most pervasive elements of the German political process Geoffrey Roberts exciting new book argues that concentration on electoral politics facilitates deeper understanding and appreciation of German political system It provides explanations.
European Politics Today, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Geoffrey K. Roberts
Provides an introduction to the political systems and processes of western Europe. The text has been updated to take account of French, British and Italian general elections, the changes in global politics as a result of September 11th terrorist attacks, and plans for EU enlargement.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey K. Roberts
Geoffrey K. Roberts is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Government, University of Manchester
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