Institutions and Institutional Change in the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Ludger Helms

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This volume offers a detailed account of German political institutions as they have developed over the last decades. Each of the individual chapters, written by leading German specialists, provides a balanced assessment of the institution under consideration as well as the more recent political research in the given field. The extended introductory chapter by the editor gives an overview of how the institutional system of the Federal Republic has combined the conflicting tasks of political stability and adaptation.


Bundestag conflict constitution decision-making democracy electoral system federalism Government Institution parliament

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  • Ludger Helms
    • 1
  1. 1.Humboldt University of BerlinGermany

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