Transformation of the German Political Party System: Institutional Crisis or Democratic Renewal?


Using German political parties as a prism with which to view institutional change, this collection transcends a single country focus and places the German experience in a comparative and historical framework. Evaluation the performance of the German parties and party system in dealing with problems of integration and legitimation common to all industrialized democracies, it presents a sharp analysis of the effects and incompleteness of German unification.

Christopher S. Allen received his Ph. D in Politics from Brandeis University. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia where he teaches courses in comparative politics and political economy.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Leslie
  • Andrei S. Markovits
  • Stephen J. Silvia
  • Henry Kreikenbom
  • Ann L. Phillips
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999


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