Political Institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany

Paperback | March 1, 2003

byManfred G. Schmidt

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This text offers a concise and comprehensive overview of the Federal Republic of Germany post 1945. The chapters will enable students to understand how Germany's political institutions work, their strengths and weaknesses and the relationship between institutions and the politicalprocess.

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This text offers a concise and comprehensive overview of the Federal Republic of Germany post 1945. The chapters will enable students to understand how Germany's political institutions work, their strengths and weaknesses and the relationship between institutions and the politicalprocess.

Manfred Schmidt is Professor in Political Science at the University of Heidelberg. He was previously Professor in Political Science at the Centre for Social Policy Research in Bremen. He has written widely on comparative public policy and politics in Germany and was the winner of the Leibniz-Preis of the German Research Foundation in ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198782594

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Against 'Leviathan' and 'Behemoth': The Anti-Totalitarian Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany2. Governing a Semi-Sovereign State: Germany's Executive3. From Negative Parliamentary Politics to Democratic Parliamentary Government4. 'Governing with Judges': The Judiciary, the Court System and Judicial Review5. Linking People and Political Institutions6. Continuity and Discontinuity in the Federal Republic of Germany

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`'Schmidt's book performs well in comparison to other literature on the subject and he has succeeded in authoring a well-formed and readable work...this is an excellent publication that should be recommended to those with an interest in the political institutions of the FRG.''Craig McClean, University of Newcastle, Political Studies Review, January 2004.