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Parlamentarismus in der Bewährung. Der Deutsche Bundestag 1949–2020 / Parliamentarianism on Probation. The German Bundestag 1949–2020

At first glance, the German Bundestag is deeply rooted in Germany’s parliamentary tradition. Its organizational structure, practices and procedures build on its predecessors in many ways. However, in comparison with them, the Bundestag could substantially raise its position.

In nine concise chapters, the book covers the political weight of the Bundestag in the West German »chancellor democracy«, its subsequent transformations under changing parliamentary constellations, but also the challenges of the emerging media democracy. The final chapter discusses principles of parliamentary representation and the future of parliamentary democracy. From the beginning, the German Bundestag was a parliament on probation.

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Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
214
Format
Brochure with gatefolds
Price
29,90 €
ISBN
9-783-7700-5352-0
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Die ausgehandelten Revolutionen. Politische Kommunikation in Parlament und Öffentlichkeit beim Umbruch zur Demokratie in Spanien und Polen / Negotiated Revolutions. Political Communication in Parliament and the Public Sphere during the Transition to Democracy in Spain and Poland

The book focuses on political communication in parliament and the public sphere in Spain and Poland. Similarly to Spain during the Transición after Franco’s death in 1975, Poland’s path to democracy in 1989 was politically threatened. What was the role of political communication at the end of the dictatorship – at a time when the old system had still not quite disappeared and the new one was not yet fully established? How did the political actors communicate, argue and fight when they realized that the transition to democracy could only achieved together?

The transnational perspective of the volume reveals unexpected analogies, connections and interdependencies between the democratization processes in Spain and Poland.

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Parlamente in Europa, Band 7 (Beiträge zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 183) / Parliaments in Europe, vol. 7 (Contributions to the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 183)
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
420
Format
Brochure with gatefolds
Price
49,80 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5351-3
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Die CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag. Sitzungsprotokolle 1972–1976 / The CDU/CSU Parliamentary Party in the German Bundestag. Minutes of the Proceedings 1972–1976

The years between 1972 and 1976 marked a period of internal conflict and new beginnings in terms of personnel for the CDU/CSU parliamentary party. After the failed vote of no confidence and the lost general elections, CDU and CSU parliamentarians had to hold their ground in the disliked role as opposition party. For the first time, the CDU/CSU was no longer the largest parliamentary party of the Bundestag. It struggled for a political and strategic course in confrontation with the social-liberal coalition. Even the union between the two sister parties was no longer taken for granted.

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Series
Quellen zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 11/VII / Sources on the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 11/VII
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
1090
Format
Hardcover with dust jacket
Price
160 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5353-7
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Die SPD-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag. Sitzungsprotokolle 1972–1976 / The Social Democratic Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. Minutes of the Proceedings 1972–1976

In the 1972 snap elections, Social Democrats for the first time emerged as the largest party of the German Bundestag. The social-liberal coalition commanded a broad parliamentary majority. However, the SPD parliamentary party could not rest on their laurels for long. Soon the chancellor’s increasingly weak leadership resulted in political stagnation and a smouldering government crisis. After the exposure of an East German spy in the Office of the Federal Chancellor and Willy Brandt’s resignation, internal differences over the political course of the parliamentary party grew. The second half of the parliamentary term under Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was much influenced by the challenge posed by the economic crisis in the wake of the ‘oil price shock’. Against an opposition regaining strength and a very confident Liberal coalition partner, the entire parliamentary party from then on focused on carrying through Social Democratic reform projects such as the 1976 Codetermination Act and the Framework Act for Higher Education.

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Series
Quellen zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 8/VI / Sources on the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 8/VI
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
1108
Format
Hardcover with dust jacket
Price
160 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5350-6
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Hermann Wagener (1815–1889). Eine politische Biographie / Hermann Wagener (1815–1889). A Political Biography

Hermann Wagener (1815–1889) was one of the most colourful and controversial politicians of his generation. As editor, parliamentarian, publicist or state official – his principled advocacy of a »Christian-Germanic« political philosophy frequently provoked debate. A Prussian patriot and staunch monarchist, Wagener championed social political ideas and reform concepts that were far ahead of his times. Both unfavourable circumstances as well as personal failures und political errors of judgement ultimately thwarted the realisation of his vision of a »social monarchy«.

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Series
Beiträge zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 181/ Contributions to the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 181
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
684
Format
Brochure with gatefolds
Price
68,00 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5348
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