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Political parties and public policy in the German länder : when parties matter

Author: Edward Turner; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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When Parties Matter looks at the extent to which political parties can make a difference to public policy, focusing on the regional level in Germany. Politicians of the left and the right sometimes have radically different views, but inevitably the combined forces of legal and financial constraints, bureaucracy, public expectations and the 'weight of history' restrict their ability to translate political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Turner, Edward, 1977-
Political parties and public policy in the German länder.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2011012478
(OCoLC)708763109
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Turner; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230307940 0230307949
OCLC Number: 756045216
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Partisan influence upon Public Policy in Decentralised Polities --
Do Parties Matter in the German L̃nder? --
Education, Family and Childcare, and Labour Market Policies at a Land level --
The Case of Hesse, 1999-2003 --
The Saarland, 1999-2004 --
Saxony Anhalt, 2002-2006 --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1: Bibliography --
Appendix 2: List of Interviews --
Appendix 3: Commonly Used German Terms and Abbreviations --
Introduction: Partisan influence upon public policy in decentralised polities --
Do parties matter in the German länder? theoretical and practical challenges, past attempts at exploration, and a new approach --
Contemporary German federalism --
Education, family and childcare, and labour market policies at a land level --
The case of Hesse 1999-2003 --
The Saarland 1999-2004 --
Saxony Anhalt 2002-2006 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ed Turner.

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Political Parties and Public Policy in the German Lander considers the extent to which, and in what circumstances, political parties affect public policy. Exploring the regional level in Germany;  Read more...

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