A wide-ranging and integrated analysis of politics and policy in Germany today and of its role in Europe and the wider world, with extensively revised and updated chapters throughout
1. Introduction; Stephen Padgett, William E. Paterson and Reimut Zohlnhöfer .- 2. Government at the Centre; Christian Stecker and Klaus H. Goetz .- 3. The Reform German Federalism; Charlie Jeffery and Carolyn Rowe .- 4. Partisan Dealignment and Voter Choice; Russell J. Dalton .- 5. Parties and Party Systems; Margaret Hornsteiner and Thomas Saalfeld .- 6. Political Leadership; Ludger Helms .- 7. The Politics of Social Protest; Dieter Rucht .- 8. The German Model in Transition; Anke Hassel .- 9. Economic Policy; Reimut Zohlnhöfer .- 10. Germany and the European Union; William E. Paterson .- 11. Germany and the Euro; Andreas Busch .- 12. Foreign and Security Policy; Alister Miskimmon .- 13. Welfare State Reform and Social Policy; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser .- 14. Energy and Climate Protection Policy; Stephen Padgett .- 15. Citizenship, Migration and Cultural Pluralism; Simon Green.
This provides authoritative coverage as well as wide-ranging and integrated analysis of politics and policy in Germany today and of its role in Europe and the wider world. Bringing together extensively revised and updated chapters by leading authorities, it will be essential for students and anyone interested in European politics.