Germany's Gathering Crisis: The 2005 Federal Election and the Grand Coalition by William E. PatersonGermany's Gathering Crisis: The 2005 Federal Election and the Grand Coalition by William E. Paterson

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

byWilliam E. PatersonEditorJ. Sloam, Alister Miskimmon

Hardcover | December 11, 2008

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This book analyses German politics and economy. It analyzes the gathering crisis during the Red-Green government, the government's 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.
William E. Paterson was formerly Professor of Politics, Warwick University, Salvesen Professor of European Institutions at Edinburgh University and Director of the Institute of German Studies at Birmingham University. He is now Honorary Professor of German and European Politics at Aston University. Author of 28 single authored, co-auth...
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Title:Germany's Gathering Crisis: The 2005 Federal Election and the Grand CoalitionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:253 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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 Schröder's 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

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'...does a masterful job of making its case in a series of lucid, well-written, and cogently argued chapters. Anyone who wishes to understand the German policy environment today would be well advised to read it.' West European Politics