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Elections and Electoral Systems in Germany

Elections and Electoral Systems in Germany

by Peter James


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James' (U. of Northumbria) is the first text in English to provide in-depth discussion of local, regional, and national electoral systems in Germany. Coverage includes a brief historical overview of German electoral systems; the emergence of the current federal system from the one used in W. Germany from 1949 until East and West Germany were reunited in 1990; party finance in regional and local elections; the development of federal elections from 1949 to the present day; an in-depth look at the 2002 federal election--the first to be held in Berlin; the influence of the electoral system on the party system and individual parties; and the diversity of electoral politics in practice. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754617402
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

A former film producer, British author Peter James is the bestselling mystery author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series as well as other thriller novels. Over 15 million copies of his books are in print and he has won many awards for his writing such as the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence. James’s mother has the distinction of being the former glovemaker to Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesvi
1The Historical Dimension5
2The Current Federal Electoral System Emerges18
3Protest and Disaffection: The Electoral System is Put to the Test34
4Regional and Local Electoral Systems: Party Finance39
5The Developing Pattern of Federal Elections47
6The 2002 Federal Election-A Unique Event57
7Influence of the Electoral System on the Party System and Individual Parties67
8The Diversity of Electoral Politics in Practice87

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