Publications

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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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Stiefkinder des Wirtschaftswunders? Die deutschen Ostvertriebenen und die Politik des Lastenausgleichs (1952 bis 1975) / Poor Relations of the Economic Miracle? German Refugees from the East and the Policy of Burden Sharing (1952–1975)

Did the millions of German expellees in the Federal Republic remain in the shadow of the »economic miracle«? In 1952, the burden-sharing law – the largest social political project of the young state – had promised them compensation and integration aid within the limits of the »national economic possibilities« and implemented additional taxes for the wealthy.

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Series
Beiträge zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 182/ Contributions to the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 182
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
672
Format
Brochure with gatefolds
Price
68,00 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-53490
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New Edition: Treibhaus Bonn. Die politische Kulturgeschichte eines Romans / Hothouse Bonn. The Political and Cultural History of a Novel

Bonn through the lens of a desperately sad member of parliament: Das Treibhaus (The Hothouse) by Wolfgang Koeppen is one of the most important political novels of German-language literature. Published in 1953, it deals with reconstruction, Cold War and the loneliness of a member of parliament of the opposition. The Hothouse is a gloomy satire on the mission to start a new democracy that in 1945 felt utopian.

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Beiträge zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 178 (Parlament und Öffentlichkeit, Band 8)/ Contributions to the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 178 (Parliament and Public, vol. 8)
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
620
Format
Brochure with perfect binding
Price
39,80 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5347-6
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Auf dem Weg zur neoliberalen Wende? Die Marktdiskurse der deutschen Christdemokratie und der britischen Konservativen in den 1970er-Jahren / Towards a Neoliberal Turn? Market Discourses among German Christian Democrats and British Conservatives during the 1970s

Discussions on the relationship between market, state and politics that were triggered by the global financial crisis in 2008 have highlighted issues originating in socio-economical upheavals since the 1970s. The United Kingdom and the Federal Republic shared the experience of economic vulnerability to crisis during these years. Fierce ideological battles and search for new political foundations of the market conditions shaped the political discourse of both countries. The study describes these negotiation processes and semantic battles over the relation between market and state using the notion of market discourse.

Author
Series
Beiträge zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Band 180/ Contributions to the History of Parliamentarianism and Political Parties, vol. 180
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
576
Format
Brochure with gatefolds
Price
64 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5343-8
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New edition: Parlamentarismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Der Deutsche Bundestag 1949-1969 / Parliamentarianism in the Federal Republic of Germany: The German Bundestag, 1949-1969

Marie-Luise Recker’s handbook »Parliamentarianism in the Federal Republic of Germany: The German Bundestag, 1949-1969« is now in its second unrevised paperback edition. The book explores the role of the German Bundestag during the first two decades of the Federal Republic of Germany. It analyses the operation and working methods of the West German parliament as a legislative body that also puts the government under scrutiny, shows government and opposition parliamentary groups working both together and against each other and illustrates the lifeworld of the members of the Bundestag.

Author
Series
Handbuch der Geschichte des deutschen Parlamentarismus/ Handbook of the History of German Parliamentarianism
Year of publication
Language
German
Pages
728
Format
Brochure with perfect binding
Price
49,80 €
ISBN
978-3-7700-5346-9
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