Germany's Gathering Crisis: The 2005 Federal Election and the Grand Coalition

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorAlister Miskimmon, William E. Paterson, James Sloam

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This book analyzes German politics and economy. It analyzes the gathering crisis during the Red-Green government, the governments efforts to impose a reform agenda, the impact of the 2005 federal elections, and provides an evaluation of the success of the Grand Coalition in meeting these challenges in the run-up to the 2009 elections.

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This book analyzes German politics and economy. It analyzes the gathering crisis during the Red-Green government, the governments efforts to impose a reform agenda, the impact of the 2005 federal elections, and provides an evaluation of the success of the Grand Coalition in meeting these challenges in the run-up to the 2009 elections.

ALISTER MISKIMMON is Senior Lecturer in European Politics and International Relations and Co-Director of the Centre for European Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He writes on German and European Union security policy. Alister is author of Germany and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union.WIL...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230516858

ISBN - 13:9780230516854

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Table of Contents

Introduction--W.E.Paterson &--J.Sloam
Crisis in German Economic Statecraft? Policy Misfit, Institutional Gridlock, and Firm-Led Adjustment--K.Dyson
Endgame? The Fiscal Crisis of the German State--W.Streeck
The German Party System Since 1998: Co-operation and Competition Under Growing Uncertainty--T Saalfeld
Schrders Agenda 2010: From Plan B to Lasting Legacy?--A.Busch
A Crisis of Influence? German Foreign Policy since 1998--A.Miskimmon
Catch-All Parties Catching Less: The 2005 Election and the Decline of the German Volkspartei--J.Sloam
Smaller Parties and the Normalization of the German Party System--D.Hough
The Reform Corridor: Coalition Building 2005 and the Implications for Policy and Voters--U.Jun
Last Orders? Semisovereignty and the Crisis of Cost Containment in the Grand Coalition--S.Green &--W.E.Paterson
The Internationalisation of Germany: Adapting to Europeanization and Globalization--A.Falke
Coping with the Gathering Crisis--A.Miskimmon&--W.E.Paterson