Democracy in Western Germany

Democracy in Western Germany
Author: Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germany
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Law in West German Democracy

Law in West German Democracy
Author: Hugh Ridley
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 9004414479
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law in West German Democracy Book Excerpt:

In their time these important court cases influenced the development of a democratic legal system in a country struggling to overcome Hitler’s legacy. Today they cast a unique light on seventy years of West German social and political history.

Democracy in the West German Trade Unions

Democracy in the West German Trade Unions
Author: Richard J. Willey
Publsiher: Sage Publications (CA)
Total Pages: 53
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Democracy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Concept of fighting Democracy in the Adjudication Process of the West German Federal Constitutional Court

The Concept of  fighting Democracy  in the Adjudication Process of the West German Federal Constitutional Court
Author: Gregor Boventer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative procedure
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The West German Model

The West German Model
Author: William E. Paterson,Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis US
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1981
ISBN: 0714640344
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The West German Model Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Postwar Transformation of Germany

The Postwar Transformation of Germany
Author: John Shannon Brady,Beverly Crawford,Sarah Elise Wiliarty
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-08-04
ISBN: 0472027239
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postwar Transformation of Germany Book Excerpt:

As Germany celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany--the former West Germany-- leading scholars take stock in this volume of the political, social, and economic progress Germany made as it built a democratic political system and a powerful economy, survived the Cold War, and dealt with the challenges of reunification. The contributors address issues such as Germany's response to extremists, the development of a professional civil service, judicial review, the maintenance of the welfare state, the nature of contemporary German nationalism, and Germany's role in the world. Contributors are Thomas Banchoff, Thomas U. Berger, Patricia Davis, Ernst Haas, Jost Halfmann, Christard Hoffmann, Carl-Lugwig Holtfrerich, Donald P. Kommers, Wolfgang Krieger, Peter Krueger, Gregg O. Kvistad, Ludger Lindlar, Charles Maier, Andrei Markovitz, Peter Merkl, Claus Offe, Simon Reich, and Michaela Richter. John S. Brady and Sarah Elise Wiliarty are doctoral candidates in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Beverly Crawford is Professor of Political Science, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of Industrial Societies, and Associate Director, Center for German and European Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

German Angst

German Angst
Author: Frank Biess
Publsiher: Emotions in History
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0198714181
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Angst Book Excerpt:

While fear and anxiety have historically been associated with authoritarian regimes, Frank Biess demonstrates the ambivalent role of these emotions in the democratization of West Germany, where fears and anxieties about the country's catastrophic past and uncertain future both undermined democracy and stabilized the emerging Federal Republic.

United Germany

United Germany
Author: Konrad H. Jarausch
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN: 0857459732
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United Germany Book Excerpt:

Since the attempt to unite two parts of a country divided for four decades yielded contradictory results, this volume provides a balance sheet of the successes and failures of German unification during the first quarter century after the fall of the Wall. Five themes, ranging from the transfer of political institutions to the economic crisis, from the social upheaval for women's movements to the cultural efforts at interpretation and the changes in foreign policy have been chosen to illustrate the complexity of the process. The contributors represent a broad interdisciplinary mix of political scientists, historians, and literary scholars. Because personal experiences tend to color scholarly judgments, they are drawn from West Germany, East Germany, and the United States. This collection is the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the political, social, and intellectual consequences of the efforts to regain German unity.

Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy 1920 1980

Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy  1920   1980
Author: William L. Patch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 1108335810
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy 1920 1980 Book Excerpt:

Why has democracy flourished in the Federal Republic of Germany despite that country's troubled past? Exhaustive research in German historical archives illuminates the pivotal role played by the veterans of the Christian trade unions of the Weimar Republic, the only group to participate in both of Germany's most successful political experiments after 1945, a 'Christian Democratic' party to unite Catholics and Protestants, and unified labor unions for workers of all political outlooks. They perceived that feuds between the religious confessions and competition among three rival labor federations had greatly facilitated Hitler's rise, and they resolved to bridge both chasms. Playing an influential role on the left wing of the CDU from the 1950s to the 1970s, Christian laborites alleviated class conflict through new welfare programs and laws to grant workers a powerful voice in management decisions. They took the lead in forging the distinctive 'German Model' for labor relations.

Constitutions in Crisis

Constitutions in Crisis
Author: John E. Finn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1990-12-27
ISBN: 9780195363401
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutions in Crisis Book Excerpt:

In this compelling study, which unites the fields of constitutional theory and comparative politics, John E. Finn examines how the efforts of two western liberal democracies, the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany, to cope with domestic terrorism threatens their constitutional integrity. Finn argues first that widespread political violence challenges the presuppositions of constitutional authority in any liberal democracy, namely that reason and deliberation, and not passion or will, can be the basis of political community. Terrorism therefore constitutes both a specific type of constitutional emergency and a challenge to the more general enterprise of constitutional maintenance. He then proceeds to review the efforts of the United Kingdom and Germany to control political violence through emergency legislation, and considers to what extent such measures comport with the demands of constitutionalism and the rule of law.

Terror and Democracy in West Germany

Terror and Democracy in West Germany
Author: Karrin Hanshew
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN: 1139560778
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terror and Democracy in West Germany Book Excerpt:

In 1970, the Red Army Faction declared war on West Germany. The militants failed to bring down the state, but this book argues that the decade-long debate they inspired helped shape a new era. After 1945, West Germans answered long-standing doubts about democracy's viability and fears of authoritarian state power with a 'militant democracy' empowered against its enemies and a popular commitment to anti-fascist resistance. In the 1970s, these postwar solutions brought Germans into open conflict, fighting to protect democracy from both terrorism and state overreaction. Drawing on diverse sources, Karrin Hanshew shows how Germans, faced with a state of emergency and haunted by their own history, managed to learn from the past and defuse this adversarial dynamic. This negotiation of terror helped them to accept the Federal Republic of Germany as a stable, reformable polity and to reconceive of democracy's defence as part of everyday politics.

West German Politics

West German Politics
Author: Geoffrey K. Roberts
Publsiher: [London] : Macmillan
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alemania Occidental
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Language of Human Rights in West Germany

The Language of Human Rights in West Germany
Author: Lora Wildenthal
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN: 0812207297
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Human Rights in West Germany Book Excerpt:

Human rights language is abstract and ahistorical because advocates intend human rights to be valid at all times and places. Yet the abstract universality of human rights discourse is a problem for historians, who seek to understand language in a particular time and place. Lora Wildenthal explores the tension between the universal and the historically specific by examining the language of human rights in West Germany between World War II and unification. In the aftermath of Nazism, genocide, and Allied occupation, and amid Cold War and national division, West Germans were especially obliged to confront issues of rights and international law. The Language of Human Rights in West Germany traces the four most important purposes for which West Germans invoked human rights after World War II. Some human rights organizations and advocates sought to critically examine the Nazi past as a form of basic rights education. Others developed arguments for the rights of Germans—especially expellees—who were victims of the Allies. At the same time, human rights were construed in opposition to communism, especially with regard to East Germany. In the 1970s, several movements emerged to mobilize human rights on behalf of foreigners, both far away and inside West Germany. Wildenthal demonstrates that the language of human rights advocates, no matter how international its focus, can be understood more fully when situated in its domestic political context.

Contemporary Germany

Contemporary Germany
Author: Mark Allinson,Jeremy Leaman,Stuart Parkes,Barbara Tolkiehn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN: 1317879775
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Germany Book Excerpt:

Designed for combined Language and Social Science 2nd and 3rd year courses on Germany found in departments of, German, Politics, Modern Language and European Studies. This book charts the post-war development of Germany - East & West - through to reunification and Germany's evolving role in world politics and economics. It combines a concise yet comprehensive introduction in English to contemporary German politics, society & economics with extensive authentic extracts from German language publications backed up with specially developed language exercises

German Democracy

German Democracy
Author: Gert-Joachim Glaessner
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN: 1845208889
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Democracy Book Excerpt:

When the former allies of World War II divided Germany into two provisional states, no one would have predicted that this would last for nearly half a century. Nor could anyone have predicted that sixty years later, Germany would have shaken off its Nazi past so thoroughly as to emerge as a key player in Western politics.Gert-Joachim Glaessner explains this historic transformation and provides an in-depth introduction to the German political system, its foundations and developments since 1949. Themes covered include the development of the FDR and GDR during the Cold War, the politics of Westernization, the controversies of West Germany's role in NATO and European integration. The author also examines parliamentary institutions, the role of the German Chancellor, party structure and organized interest groups. The book includes reference material from key documents, such as the German Constitution.Demonstrating how Germany went from political pariah to a model of modern liberal democracy, Glaessner offers a concise overview of the German political system in the post-war period.

Democracy Nazi Trials and Transitional Justice in Germany 1945 1950

Democracy  Nazi Trials and Transitional Justice in Germany  1945   1950
Author: Devin O. Pendas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1108915957
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy Nazi Trials and Transitional Justice in Germany 1945 1950 Book Excerpt:

Post-war Germany has been seen as a model of 'transitional justice' in action, where the prosecution of Nazis, most prominently in the Nuremberg Trials, helped promote a transition to democracy. However, this view forgets that Nazis were also prosecuted in what became East Germany, and the story in West Germany is more complicated than has been assumed. Revising received understanding of how transitional justice works, Devin O. Pendas examines Nazi trials between 1945 and 1950 to challenge assumptions about the political outcomes of prosecuting mass atrocities. In East Germany, where there were more trials and stricter sentences, and where they grasped a broad German complicity in Nazi crimes, the trials also helped to consolidate the emerging Stalinist dictatorship by legitimating a new police state. Meanwhile, opponents of Nazi prosecutions in West Germany embraced the language of fairness and due process, which helped de-radicalise the West German judiciary and promote democracy.

Cengage Advantage Books Western Civilization Beyond Boundaries

Cengage Advantage Books  Western Civilization  Beyond Boundaries
Author: Thomas F. X. Noble,Barry Strauss,Duane Osheim,Kristen Neuschel,Elinor Accampo
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 1285661532
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cengage Advantage Books Western Civilization Beyond Boundaries Book Excerpt:

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, 7e. The Advantage Edition offers the high level of scholarship and engaging narrative of the full text, while limiting the number of features, images, and maps. Each volume is packaged in a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Like its full-length counterpart, the Advantage Edition of WESTERN CIVILIZATION encompasses the full social and political story of Western Civilization within a wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. The text emphasizes Europe's interaction with the world and encourages readers to question why and how history unfolded as it did. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Laying Down the Law

Laying Down the Law
Author: R. W. Kostal
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0674052412
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laying Down the Law Book Excerpt:

After WWII, U.S. leaders sought to create liberal rule-of-law regimes in Germany and Japan, but the effort was often unsuccessful. Kostal argues that the manifest failings of America’s own rule-of-law democracy were partially to blame, weakening U.S. credibility and resolve and revealing the country’s ambiguous status as a global moral authority.

The Federal Republic of Germany at Forty

The Federal Republic of Germany at Forty
Author: Peter H. Merkl
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 505
Release: 1989-10-01
ISBN: 0814754465
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Federal Republic of Germany at Forty Book Excerpt:

The last five years have brought such extraordinary changes to Germany and Europe as to make the previous forty years of Cold War existence seem deceptively placid and well- ordered by comparison. The collapse of communist rule in East Germany in the midst of massive demonstrations against the Honecker regime in late 1989 were only the beginning. The monumental changes that have taken place since have affected all aspects of German identity, both inside and outside of the now-unified nation. This book tackles the question of just where the new Federal Republic of Germany stands after 45 years and where it appears to be headed. The central concern of this volume is the nation's evolving united--or disunited--sense of identity. This identity, in a constant state of flux, takes many forms: the striking differences between East and West German views; German pacifism and national pride; the role of Germany in the world; the reemergence of radical right groups; and opinions towards foreigners and the right of political asylum. Of central interest to scholars of German and European history and politics, this book is a thorough assessment of Germany in the post-wall era.

Interpretations of the Two Germanies 1945 1990

Interpretations of the Two Germanies  1945 1990
Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1350317454
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpretations of the Two Germanies 1945 1990 Book Excerpt:

The two Germanies, arising from the unpromising ashes of defeated Nazi Germany, came to represent opposing models of state and society. The Federal Republic established itself as a remarkably stable democracy and successful social market economy: the German Democratic Republic developed an apparently exemplary form of 'actually existing socialism' and became a pillar of the Soviet bloc. Then in 1989, the 'gentle revolution' in East Germany added a new twist with the collapse of Communist rule. With rapid reunification, the united Germany of 1990 faced new challenges as the unprecedented transformation created a multitude of economic problems and social tensions. Previously published in 1992 as The Two Germanies, this book has been fully revised and updated to take account of all the latest developments in contemporary German history.