The Minor Parties Of The Federal Republic Of Germany

Author: S.L. Fisher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401020795
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The Minor Parties Of The Federal Republic Of Germany from the Author: S.L. Fisher. Minor parties in the United States have been studied both individually and collectively. On the basis of these studies, social scientists have set forth certain generalizations concerning the types of American minor parties, their characteristics, their functions, and the obstacles they face in the American party system. However, in their comparative analysis of political parties, political scientists have generally limited themselves to comments about the major parties. This study examines in detail all the minor parties which have participated in the national elections of the Federal Republic of Germany since its inception in 1949 in light of the descriptive and explanatory generalizations which have been formulated about minor parties in the United States. The purpose of such an analysis is threefold. First, it provides materials on the West German minor parties which will be readily accessible for cross-national research. Second, through comparisons with the West German experience, the generalizations pro duced to explain American minor parties are made more suitable for comparative analysis. Third, and most important, it seeks to demonstrate that some minor parties play an important role in a party system and that, therefore, minor parties should not be ignored in the comparative analysis of political parties. I am deeply indebted to Professors William B. Gwyn and James D. Cochrane for their help on this project. This work could not have been completed without Professor Gwyn's guidance and prodding.

The Party That Came Out Of The Cold War

Author: Franz Oswald
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275977313
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The Party That Came Out Of The Cold War from the Author: Franz Oswald. Examines how the Party of Democratic Socialism shed its stigma as the descendent of East Germany's ruling party to become an accepted part of center-left regional and national politics.

Coalition Government And Party Mandate

Author: Catherine Moury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136189106
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Coalition Government And Party Mandate from the Author: Catherine Moury. Which kind of decisions are passed by Cabinet in coalition governments? What motivates ministerial action? How much leeway do coalition parties give their governmental representatives? This book focuses on a comparative study of ministerial behaviour in Germany, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. It discredits the assumption that ministers are ‘policy dictators’ in their spheres of competence, and demonstrates that ministers are consistently and extensively constrained when deciding on policies. The first book in a new series at the forefront of research on social and political elites, this is an invaluable insight into the capacity and power of coalition government across Europe. Looking at policy formation through coalition agreements and the effectiveness of such agreements, Coalition Government and Party Mandate will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, governance and European politics.