Policy and politics in West Germany : the growth of a semisovereign state

Peter J. Katzenstein

How can we account for the lack of large-scale policy change in West Germany despite changes in the partisan make-up of the federal government? This formulation of "the German Question" differs from the one commonly posed by students of German politics, a version usually focused on Germany's tragic confrontation with modernity and a possible revival of militarism and authoritarianism. Katzenstein here uncovers the political structures that make incremental policy change such a plausible political check against the growing force of government. This book examines in detail how West German policy and politics interrelate in six problem areas: economic management, industrial relations, social welfare, migrant workers, administrative reform, and university reform. Throughout these six case studies, Katzenstein suggests that West Germany's semi-sovereign state provides the answer to the German Question as it precludes the possibility of central authority. Coalition governments, federalism, para-public institutions, and the state bureaucracy are the domestic forces that have tamed power in the Federal Republic. Author note: Peter J. Katzenstein is Professor of Government at Cornell University, as well as a former editor of International Organization.

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書名 Policy and politics in West Germany : the growth of a semisovereign state
著作者等 Katzenstein, Peter J.
シリーズ名 Policy and politics in industrial states
出版元 Temple University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xxv, 434 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0877222649
0877222630
NCID BA03943401
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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