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The Politics of the New Germany continues to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date textbook on contemporary German Politics. It covers the entire postwar era but has a particular focus on the post-reunification era. The text takes a new approach to understanding politics in the post-unification Federal Republic. Assuming only elementary knowledge, it focuses on debates and issues in order to help students understand both the workings of Germany's key institutions and some of the key policy challenges facing German politicians.Written in a straightforward style by three experts, each of the chapters draws on a rich variety of real-world examples. In doing so, it highlights both the challenges and opportunities facing policy-makers in such areas as foreign affairs, economic policy, immigration, identity politics and institutional reforms. The book also takes a bird's-eye view of the big debates that have defined German politics over time, regardless of which party happened to be in power. It pinpoints three key themes that have characterised German politics over the last sixty years; reconciliation, consensus and transformation.This 2 nd edition has been revised and updated throughout and features new material on:Grand CoalitionLisbon treatyConstitutional CourtFinancial crisis and credit crunchReform of social policyAfghanistan

Author Biography

Simon Green is Professor of Politics at Aston University. He has written widely on German politics, and especially on immigration and citizenship policy in Germany. Dan Hough is Reader in Politics and Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on parties and party systems, devolution and constitutional change, and German politics. Alister Miskimmon is Senior Lecturer in European Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests are in the field of German foreign policy, as well as wider European and global security issues.

Table of Contents

List of tablesp. vi
List of figuresp. vii
List of factboxesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of principal abbreviationsp. x
Map of Germanyp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Germany and the burden of historyp. 8
Germany's post-war development, 1945-89p. 26
Towards German unity?p. 49
A blockaded system of government?p. 72
Parties and voters: the path to fluid party politics?p. 94
Citizenship and demographics: (still) a country of immigration?p. 115
Economic management: the end of the 'German Model'?p. 136
Welfare policy in Germany: beyond sustainability?p. 156
Germany and the European Union: from a Musterknabe to a frustrated Lehrmeister?p. 175
Germany and the wider world: finding a new role in the twenty-first century?p. 196
Conclusion: three themes reassessedp. 217
Glossary of key termsp. 224
Referencesp. 228
Indexp. 242
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