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German Electoral Politics

Geoffrey K. Roberts


The study of German electoral politics has been neglected of late, despite being one of the most pervasive elements of the German political process. This book argues that concentration on electoral politics facilitates deeper understanding and appreciation of the German political system. It provides explanations and analysis of the federal electoral system, its evolution and the challenges that have been made to its format; discusses the role of electoral politics in relation to political parties and to the public; and the influence of second-order elections in the German political system. The ... More

Keywords: German electoral politics, German political process, federal electoral system, political parties, second-order elections, Germany, elections, composition of governments, permanent election campaign, German politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719069901
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey K. Roberts, author