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The Merkel Republic
Edited by Eric Langenbacher
210 pages, 16 figures, 13 tables, index
ISBN 978-1-78238-895-1 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (September 2015)
eISBN 978-1-78238-896-8 eBook
“…the book is a must-read for those who seek to get behind the headlines about the chancellor.” · Foreign Affairs
Chancellor Angela Merkel has dominated German and European politics for almost a decade. Her stellar reputation, sound political and economic management, and popularity inside of Germany resulted in one of the most decisive electoral victories for her conservative parties in postwar Germany—the country can rightfully be deemed the Merkel Republic. Bringing together German politics experts from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume addresses the campaign, results, and consequences of the 2013 Bundestag election. Chapters delve into a diverse array of themes, including immigrant-origin and women candidates, the fate of the small parties, and the prospects for the SPD, the new coalition partner, as well as more general structural trends like the Europeanization and cosmopolitanization of German politics.
Eric Langenbacher is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Honors Program in the Department of Government, Georgetown University. Recent publications include the paperback edition of Dynamics of Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe (co-edited with Ruth Wittlinger and Bill Niven, 2015) and The German Polity, 10th edition (co-authored with David Conradt, 2013).
Subject: History: 20th Century to Present Sociology
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