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Policy and politics in the Federal Republic of Germany

Policy and politics in the Federal Republic of Germany

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany (West)
    • Subjects:
    • Germany (West) -- Politics and government.,
    • Germany (West) -- Social policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      Statementedited by Klaus von Beyme and Manfred G. Schmidt ; translated from German by Eileen Martin.
      ContributionsBeyme, Klaus von., Schmidt, Manfred G., 1948-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJN3971.A58 P58 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 257 p. ;
      Number of Pages257
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2867099M
      ISBN 100312620063
      LC Control Number84040651

      The Chancellor is elected for a full term of the Bundestag and can only be dismissed by parliament electing a successor in a "constructive vote of no confidence". Bracher removed himself even further from the mainstream of historical debate with his next book, The Age of Ideologiesa political history of 20th-century Europe in which he reasserted the importance of parliamentary democracy as the only guarantor of civic freedom in the face of the totalitarian threat. After success in the state election for Saxonythe alliance between the far right parties National Democratic Party and Deutsche Volksunion DVUwhich planed to leapfrog the "five-percent hurdle" on a common party ticket was another media issue. By these provisions they made clear, that any West German state was not a definite state for the German people, and that future German self-determination and the reunification of Germany was still on their agenda.

      The German football team won the World Cup indefeating Hungary in the final He later became Federal Chancellor. Just three years later, it enters the Bundestag for the first time — with knitted sweaters and sunflowers. In foreign policy terms, the road to German unification requires the consent of the four victorious powers of the Second World War: the United Statesthe Soviet Union [today Russian Federation ], France and the United Kingdom consult with the two German states on the arrangements in the Two Plus Four talks. Basic Law and German Sonderweg[ edit ] In seeking to come to terms with Germany's catastrophic recent century history, much discussion has focused on the key theory of a German Sonderweg special way ; the proposition that Germany had followed a path to modernity radically different from that of its European neighbours, that had rendered it particularly susceptible to militaristic, anti-humanitarian, totalitarian and genocidal impulses. Extensions of the field of application by Article 23[ edit ] As with the Weimar Constitution before it, the Basic Law was explicitly irredentist ; maintaining that there remained separated parts of 'Germany as a whole' in the form of German peoples living outside the territory under the control of the Federal Republic ofwith whom the Federal Republic was constitutionally bound to pursue reunification; and in respect of whom mechanisms were provided by which such other parts of Germany might subsequently declare their accession to the Basic Law.

      The time of legal nonentity ended, as the new West German state, the Federal Republic of Germany, came into being, although still under Western occupation. The population of the FRG was With the specific request of a federal structure of a future German state the Western Powers followed German constitutional tradition since the foundation of the Reich in Usually only a small percentage of these constitutional complaints, called Verfassungsbeschwerden are successful.


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Policy and politics in the Federal Republic of Germany book

Demetrios G. By exploring how West Germans confronted--or failed to confront--similar problems in the early history of the Federal Republic, this collection makes a crucial contribution to understanding the present. The young Federal Republic builds close links with the western democracies.

The intention of the framers of the Basic Law was that this court would range widely against any tendency to slip back toward non-democratic ways; "a strict but benevolent guardian of an immature democracy that cannot quite trust itself".

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Just three years later, it enters the Bundestag for the first time — with knitted sweaters and sunflowers. The new members are primarily central European countries. Bythe unemployment rate had fallen to 1. Readers will first learn the basics of administrative law: how agencies receive and exercise their authority, how they actually make laws, and how stakeholders can influence their behavior through the Executive Branch, Congress, the courts, and the media.

In the es a new generation had grown up, in an affluent society, knowing about the war only from textbooks and their parents' tales.

They promoted a Social Market Economy, a free market economy with the government establishing the frame in which the economy could operate, and with strong elements of a welfare state.

Consequently, following the death of Hitler in and the subsequent capitulation of the German Armed Forces, the national institutions and constitutional instruments of both Nazi Germany and the Weimar Republic were understood as entirely defunct, such that the Basic Law could be established in a condition of constitutional nullity.

His publications focus on migration, citizenship, political ethics, and international politics. This process was accompanied by some volcanic activitywhich left behind not only peaks but also a substantial number of hot and mineral springs.

Therefore, although the Basic Law was considered provisional, it allowed more parts of Germany to join its field of application. Hence they built into the Basic Law a strong instrument for guardianship of the " free democratic basic order " of the Federal Republic, in the form of the Federal Constitutional Court, representing a 'staggering conferral of judicial authority'.

Basic Law and German Sonderweg[ edit ] In seeking to come to terms with Germany's catastrophic recent century history, much discussion has focused on the key theory of a German Sonderweg special way ; the proposition that Germany had followed a path to modernity radically different from that of its European neighbours, that had rendered it particularly susceptible to militaristic, anti-humanitarian, totalitarian and genocidal impulses.

After success in the state election for Saxonythe alliance between the far right parties National Democratic Party and Deutsche Volksunion DVUwhich planed to leapfrog the "five-percent hurdle" on a common party ticket was another media issue.

But unified Germany continues to confront enormous problems of social inequality and widespread resistance to the acceptance of a truly multi-cultural society.

Strictly therefore, German reunification was effected by the Unification Treaty between two sovereign states, the GDR and the Federal Republic, and not by the GDR's prior declaration of accession under Article 23; although the former Article 23 was agreed by both parties to the Treaty as setting the constitutional model by which unification would be achieved.

While savings were virtually wiped out, jobs now were paid well. The Saar held no separate referendum on its accession.

You can pre-order your copy now. In addition it was possible for the parliament to remove individual ministers by a vote of distrust, while it now has to vote against the cabinet as a whole. While the workers in France, Italy and Britain frequently went on strike, German workers were more disciplined.

It will be mandatory reading for students and scholars alike. Specifically too, the Basic Law was then amended such that the constitutional duty of the German people to strive for unity and freedom was stated as now fully realised; and consequently that the expanded ' Berlin Republic ' could no longer be "legally open" to further accessions of former German territories.

Angela Merkel is the first woman, the first East German and the first scientist to be chancellor as well as the youngest German chancellor ever.

This includes government regulations not covered by one of the other three specialist courts. Although he did not absolve the German people of their part in the triumph of nazism, he was an early sympathiser of the conservative resistance to Hitler, at a time when many conservative Germans regarded its members as little better than traitors, and indeed his wife was the niece of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffera leading figure in the resistance.

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Social highlights: victory at the World Cup and the return of the last German prisoners of war from the Soviet Union in From the s onwards however, a school of German legal scholars developed the alternative view that the Allies had only taken custody of German sovereignty while the former German state had been rendered powerless to act; and that consequently, once a freely constituted German government had come into being in the form of the Federal Republic, it could resume the identity and legal status of the former German Reich without reference to the Allied Powers.

Important differences from the Weimar Constitution[ edit ] Shielded from any public on the secluded Herreninsel Isle of Lords [note 1] in a Bavarian lake the Constitutional Convention at Herrenchiemseeheld in summer at the monastery Herrenchiemsee Abbey, draw up the draft for the basic law, central part of the constitution of Germany.

West Germany under Construction not only expands our understanding of the early formation of West German society, it also outlines ways to continue the excavation of that past.Jan 01,  · David F.

Patton, Cold War Politics in Postwar Germany. New York: St. Martin's Press, pp. The dominant role of the Cold War in shaping West German society has long been understood.

Wolfram Hanrieder described the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) as a "penetrated system," the politics of which were determined by international.

May 01,  · Anyone wanting an introduction to immigration in the Federal Republic should start with Klusmeyer and Papademetriou.” · European History Quarterly “By providing an up-to-date account, this book fills a need and should be of interest to scholars, policy researchers, and students I recommend this book as a very helpful overview of a Pages: Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory since the s [Jacob S.

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Germany is a democratic, federal parliamentary republic, where federal legislative power is vested in the Bundestag (the parliament of Germany) and the Bundesrat (the representative body of the Länder, Germany's regional states).

The multilateral system has, sincebeen dominated by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).Constitution: Basic Law for Germany. This book offers an overview of the legal, political, and broad intergovernmental environment in which relations between local and state units of government take place, the historical roots of the conflict among them, and an analysis of contemporary problems concerning local authority, local revenues, state interventions and takeovers, and the restructuring of local governments.