Social and Political Structures in West Germany: From Authoritarianism to Postindustrial Democracy
This book discusses the social and political structures in West Germany. The book consists of 13 chapters about West Germany's social and economic structure such as the continuity and change in German social structure and patterns, problematics, and prospects of West German economic policy and performance, voters and elites such as changes in the West German electorate, West German elites as cartel of anxiety, power elite, or responsive representatives, German socialism and democacry 1890-1933, political culture such as from output orientation to regime support, youth culture, socialization, and social structure, cultural discourse of intellectuals in Germany, cabaret in the Weimar Republic and the Federal as the limits of political satire, and policies in West Germany such as the return of "German Question", Germany and foreign workers in testing Dahrendorfian conceptions of liberal democracy in Germany, guidelines for cutting budeget pies in West Germany as incrementalist rules-of-thumb versus politically determined policy priorities, and acid rain policy. This book is suitable for research on West German.
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