This volume offers a detailed account of German political institutions as they have developed over the last decades. Each of the individual chapters, written by leading German specialists, provides a balanced assessment of the institution under consideration as well as the more recent political research in the given field.
LUDGER HELMS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg and the Insatiate for Advanced Studies in Vienna as well as a visiting researcher in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. He has published widely on various aspects of comparative politics in such journals as German Politics, German Politics and Society, and West European Politics. His most recent book is Executives in Western Democracies.