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The Länder and German federalism
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The Länder and German federalism

Arthur Gunlicks

Abstract

This book provides an introduction to how the Länder (the sixteen states of Germany) function, not only within the country itself, but also within the wider context of Europe's political affairs. It looks at the Länder in the constitutional order of the country, as well as their political and administrative systems, and also discusses their organisation and administration, together with their financial administration. Finally, the book looks at the role of political parties and elections in the Länder, and considers the importance of their parliaments.

Keywords: Länder, Germany, Europe, political affairs, constitutional order, political system, financial administration, political parties, elections, parliaments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719065323
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065323.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Gunlicks, author