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Germany's New Politics: Parties and Issues in the 1990s

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Germany's New Politics

Parties and Issues in the 1990s

Edited by David Conradt, Gerald R. Kleinfeld, George K. Romoser†, Christian Søe

336 pages, tables, statistics

ISBN  978-1-57181-032-8 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (January 1995)

ISBN  978-1-57181-033-5 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (January 1995)

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Four years after unification, Germany completed what has been called the "super election year": no less than nineteen elections, culminating in the Bundestag vote on October 16, 1994. Four years after unification, the elections of 1994 reveal the state of German Unity and the interplay of new forces in post-Cold War Europe. This book analyzes the elections for specialists as well as for students, placing them in the wider context of political and economic developments in Germany in the 1990s. An appendix with full data on previous Bundestag elections and relevant charts on party developments enhances the value of this volume which students, scholars and the general reader interested in German affairs will find indispensable.

David Conradt, Professor of Political Science at the University of East Carolina

Gerald R. Kleinfeld, Professor of History at Arizona State University

George K. Romoser†, Department of Political Science, Durham, NH

Christian Søe, Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach.

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Germany





Chapter 1. Campaign Themes of the Election Marathon
D. Conradt

Chapter 2. United Germany in European and Global Perspectives
W. U.Friedrich

Chapter 3. The German Economy and the Elections
I. Collier

Chapter 4. The Media and the New Politics
H. Semetko

Chapter 5. Political Leadership: Candidates and Coalition Politics
G. K. Romoser


Chapter 6. Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU)
C. C. Clemens

Chapter 7. Social Democratic Party (SPD)
S. Silvia

Chapter 8. Free Democratic Party (FDP)
C. Søe

Chapter 9. Alliance 90/The Greens
H. G. Betz

Chapter 10. Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS)
G. R.Kleinfeld

Chapter 11. Political Attitudes and Behavior in the New Federal States
H. Welsh

Chapter 12. The Right-wing Spectrum
M. Minkenberg

Chapter 13. Who Voted for Whom? Summing up the Super Election Year
W. Gibowski

Chapter 14. Women in the New Politics of Germany
M. Hampton

Appendix: Election Data and Statistics

Notes on Contributors

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