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Governance in contemporary Germany : the semisovereign state revisited / edited by Simon Green and William E. Paterson. [electronic resource]

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Book
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Subjects:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1990-.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.
Language:
English
Summary:
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, West Germany was considered to be one of the world's most successful economic and political systems. In his seminal 1987 analysis of West Germany's 'semisovereign' system of governance, Peter Katzenstein attributed this success to a combination of a fragmented polity, consensus politics and incremental policy changes. However, unification in 1990 has both changed Germany's institutional configuration and created economic and social challenges on a huge scale. This 2005 volume therefore asks whether semisovereignty still exists in contemporary Germany and, crucially, whether it remains an asset in terms of addressing these challenges. By shadowing and building on the original study, an eminent team of British, German and American scholars analyses institutional changes and the resulting policy developments in key sectors, with Peter Katzenstein himself providing the conclusion. Together, the chapters provide a landmark assessment of the outcomes produced by one of the world's most important countries.
Contents:
Introduction : Semisovereignty challenged / Simon Green and William E. Paterson
Institutional transfer : can semisovereignty be transferred? The political economy of Eastern Germany / Wade Jacoby
Political parties / Thomas Saalfeld
Federalism : the new territorialism / Charlie Jeffery
Shock-absorbers under stress : parapublic institutions and the double challenges of German unification and European integration / Andreas Busch
Economic policy management : catastrophic equilibrium, tipping points and crisis intervention / Kenneth Dyson
Industrial relations : from state weakness as strength to state weakness as weakness : welfare corporatism and the private use of the public interest / Wolfgang Streeck
Social policy : crisis and transformation / Roland Czada
Immigration and integration policy : between incrementalism and non-decisions / Simon Green
Environmental policy : the law of diminishing returns? / Charles Lees
Administrative reform : is public bureaucracy still an obstacle? / Klaus H. Goetz
European policy-making : between associated sovereignty and semisovereignty / William E. Paterson
Conclusion : Semisovereignty in united Germany / Peter J. Katzenstein.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-333) and index.
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Contributor:
Green, Simon, 1971- editor.
Paterson, William E., editor.
ISBN:
1-107-15312-3
1-280-43147-4
0-511-80774-0
0-511-18205-8
0-511-12600-X
0-511-19927-9
0-511-29997-4
0-511-12514-3
OCLC:
171137303