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Title Germany after the grand coalition : governance and politics in a turbulent environment / edited by Silvia Bolgherini and Florian Grotz
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Europe in transition : the NYU European studies series
Europe in transition (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Introduction : The grand coalition 2005-2009 -- a single episode or a turning point? / Silvia Bolgherini and Florian Grotz -- New possibilities or permanent gridlock? The policies and politics of the grand coalition / Reimut Zohlnhöfer -- Toward a new German federalism? How the 2006 constitutional reform did (not) change the dynamics of the federal system / Julia von Blumenthal -- Multilevel party politics during the grand coalition : electoral outcomes at Länder level / Silvia Bolgherini and Florian Grotz -- Still the driving force of European integration? The EU policy pursued by the grand coalition / Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet -- A post-modern campaign? The sleepy development to the 2009 federal election / Giorgia Bulli -- The choice for stability : the results of the 2009 federal election / Mario Caciagli -- An electorate on the move : explaining vote choice in the 2009 federal election / Bernhard Weßels -- Coalition-building in Germany 2009 : simulating real politics, preparing Merkel III? / Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer -- A fresh state or more of the same? The domestic policy agenda of the center-right coalition / Roland Sturm -- The "grand coalition state" between past and present : continuities and discontinuities of a changing political system / Gabriele D'Ottavio -- Conclusion : The long shadow of the grand coalition / Florian Grotz and Silvia Bolgherini
Summary In Germany, Grand Coalitions of the two major parties - the Christian Democrats (CDU-CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) - generally have a bad reputation. Hence, the CDU-CSU-SPD government under Angela Merkel (2005-2009) was neither the parties' nor the citizens' preferred choice, its performance was seen quite critical from the outset, and it was finished without further ado after the 2009 federal election. Has the Grand Coalition 2005-2009 been a single episode or rather a turning point for German politics? This book provides a retrospective of the first Merkel government, an analysis of the 2009 election and an account of its prospective consequences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Coalition governments -- Germany.
Political parties -- Germany.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Form Electronic book
Author Bolgherini, Silvia.
Grotz, Florian.
LC no. 2010016441
ISBN 0230115411 (electronic bk.)
9780230115415 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)