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About this product
- Author(s)Charles Lees
- PublisherPalgrave USA
- Date of Publication20/09/2005
- GenrePolitical Ideologies & Parties
- Series TitleNew Perspectives in German Political Studies
- Place of PublicationGordonsville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight510 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
- Edition Statement2005 ed.
- Table Of ContentsPART 1: GERMANY IN COMPARATIVE CONTEXT Introduction Why Compare? Rationale of the Study Book Structure PART 2: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CLEAVAGES IN GERMANY BEFORE 1945 Introduction Cleavage Theory The Lipset-Rokkan Model Germany in Comparative Perspective Summary PART 3: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CLEAVAGES IN THE SECOND REICH AND WEIMAR REPUBLIC Introduction Development of Political Cleavages in the Second Reich The Weimar Republic Summary PART 4: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CLEAVAGES IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC, 1945-2002 Introduction The Re-emergence of Political Cleavages, 1945-1949 The Federal Republic: 1949-1969 1969-1990: De-alignment and Electoral Instability Post-Unification Germany, 1990-2002 The 2002 Bundestag Elections Summary PART 5: PARTISAN IDENTIFICATION, VALUE ORIENTATION, AND ECONOMIC VOTING Introduction Partisan Identification Value Orientation Economic Voting Summary PART 6: STATE STRUCTRES, ELECTORAL SYSTEMS, AND PARTY SYSTEMS Introduction State and Administrative Structures Electoral Systems Party Systems Summary PART 7: POLITICAL PARTIES Introduction Problems of Establishing a Single Classificatory Scheme 15 'Species' of Political Parties: German Parties in Comparative Context Genus One: Elite-Based Parties Genus Two: Mass-Based Parties Ethnicity-Based Parties Electoralist Parties Movement Parties Summary PART 8: COMPETITION AND CO-OPERATION Introduction Political Competition Political Co-operation Summary PART 9: CONCLUSION Introduction Combining the German Politics and Comparative Politics Literature Applying Key Comparative Politics Concepts, Models, and Approaches Problematising the Trade-Off Between Depth and Breadth, Micro-and Macro-Level Explanation The Balance Between the Singularities of the German Sonderweg and the Commonality of Characteristics Shared by Germany and other Nations Finding a Consistent Theoretical Framework: Assessing the 'Political Marketplace' Metaphor Final remarks Bibliography Appendix: Tables and Figures
- Author BiographyCHARLES LEES is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield and Academic Fellow at the Sussex European Institute. He is Editor of the PSA journal Politics, Managing Editor of Journal of Common Market Studies, and a member of the Editorial Board of Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences. He is also Secretary of the Association for the Study of German Politics (ASGP) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association. His recent publications include The Red-Green Coalition in Germany: Politics, Personalities and Power (2000).
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