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Political Culture in France and Germany (RLE: German Politics): A Contemporary Perspective

Political Culture in France and Germany (RLE: German Politics): A Contemporary Perspective

1st Edition

John Gaffney, Eva Kolinsky
October 14, 2016

This book, originally published in 1991, assesses how attitudes, political orientations and social values changed during the five decades after the Second World War. The case studies in the book focus on key ‘sites’ in political culture: in France, on the extreme right, the cinema, the impact of...

Germany in the Twentieth Century (RLE: German Politics)

Germany in the Twentieth Century (RLE: German Politics)

1st Edition

David Childs
October 14, 2016

The book traces the development of Germany from the Kaiser’s Reich in the 1870s to the reunited democratic state led by Helmut Kohl in the 1990s. The author begins by countering the popular view of Germany before 1914 as irredeemably reactionary, and after assessing Germany’s part in the First...

Parties, Opposition and Society in West Germany (RLE: German Politics)

Parties, Opposition and Society in West Germany (RLE: German Politics)

1st Edition

Eva Kolinsky
October 14, 2016

This book presents an analysis of the social composition of parties inside and outside parliaments to link overall trends of political culture and practice to West German society, its occupational structure, its status levels, and its generation....

The Origins of Post-War German Politics (RLE: German Politics)

The Origins of Post-War German Politics (RLE: German Politics)

1st Edition

Barbara Marshall
June 28, 2016

This book discusses how the allies worked towards determining the political future of a defeated Germany. It oulines how the deep ideological divisions within the allied forces ultimately resulted in the division of Germany and discusses how indigenous political movements were impeded by a deeply...

Ideology and Interests in the German State (RLE: German Politics)

Ideology and Interests in the German State (RLE: German Politics)

1st Edition

Gary Bonham
June 28, 2016

This book addresses major theoretical issues in the fields of public administration and comparative politics. It discusses the role which ideology played as a unifying force for at least parts of the German state bureaucracy in Wilhelmine Germany . The examination of a modernizing ideology in the...

The GDR (RLE: German Politics): Moscow's German Ally

The GDR (RLE: German Politics): Moscow's German Ally

1st Edition

David Childs
June 28, 2016

Widely praised in its first edition, the second edition of The GDR was updated to cover events through the spring of 1988, examining in particular the impact of new leadership in both Bonn and Moscow and of the changing world economy on the prospects of the GDR....

Honecker's Germany (RLE: German Politics): Moscow's German Ally

Honecker's Germany (RLE: German Politics): Moscow's German Ally

1st Edition

David Childs
June 28, 2016

Picking up many of themes of David Childs’ earlier book, The GDR: Moscow’s German Ally, this book discusses the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1971 until the mid 1980s. Written at a time when the GDR was one of the most modern and successful socialist states, with a growing importance within...

The Green Movement in West Germany (RLE: German Politics)

The Green Movement in West Germany (RLE: German Politics)

1st Edition

Elim Papadakis
June 28, 2016

This book explains the evolution of the ecology, peace and alternative movements in West Germany and the emergence of a Green Party. It assesses the challenge posed by the Green Movement to established groups both in proposing alternative policies and in a long run of electoral successes....

Christian Democracy in Western Germany (RLE: German Politics): The CDU/CSU in Government and Opposition, 1945-1976

Christian Democracy in Western Germany (RLE: German Politics): The CDU/CSU in Government and Opposition, 1945-1976

1st Edition

Geoffrey Pridham
June 28, 2016

This important study analyses the developoment of the CDU/CSU as a political force in West Germany from the Second World War to the late 1970s, with special reference to its role both in Government (1949-69) and Opposition (1969-76) and considers how it was instrumental in the formulation of...

Europe from Below (RLE: German Politics): An Assessment of Franco-German Popular Contacts

Europe from Below (RLE: German Politics): An Assessment of Franco-German Popular Contacts

1st Edition

John E. Farquharson, Stephen C. Holt
June 28, 2016

This book is about the relationships between peoples. There are chapters on youth and academic exchanges, educational co-operation, the national cultural programmes of France and Germany, business and trade union contacts, twin-towning and the work of private societies dedicated to fostering...

West Germany (RLE: German Politics): Politics and Society

West Germany (RLE: German Politics): Politics and Society

1st Edition

David Childs, Jeffrey Johnson
June 28, 2016

This book, originally published in 1981, provides the student and general reader alike with a fascinating account of the dynamic re-emergence of Germany after the Second World War as one of the world’s leading and most powerful states. The book gives extensive coverage to all aspects of the...

West Germany Today (RLE: German Politics)

West Germany Today (RLE: German Politics)

1st Edition

Karl Koch
June 28, 2016

This authoritative study, written by experts in their fields and originally published in 1989, provides a comprehensive introduction to aspects of West German society, politics and economics. Individual chapters investigate West German politics, education, industrial relations, the media and the...

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