Political Parties and Public Policy in the German Länder: When Parties Matter

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byEd Turner

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This book considers the extent to which, and in what circumstances, political parties affect public policy. It explores the regional level in Germany; using case studies in the areas of education, childcare and family, and labour market policy. In particular, the author explores whether party politicians make a difference to policies.

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This book considers the extent to which, and in what circumstances, political parties affect public policy. It explores the regional level in Germany; using case studies in the areas of education, childcare and family, and labour market policy. In particular, the author explores whether party politicians make a difference to policies.

ED TURNER is Lecturer in Politics at Aston University, UK. He has held various teaching positions at Oxford University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.95 × 5.7 × 0.87 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230284426

ISBN - 13:9780230284425

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Partisan influence upon Public Policy in Decentralised Polities
Do Parties Matter in the German Länder?
Education, Family and Childcare, and Labour Market Policies at a Land level
The Case of Hesse, 1999-2003
The Saarland, 1999-2004
Saxony Anhalt, 2002-2006
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Bibliography
Appendix 2: List of Interviews
Appendix 3: Commonly Used German Terms and Abbreviations