Policy-making in a Wider Context

  • James Sloam
Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)


The national context has provided a crucial external framework for SPD European policy. As a relatively pluralistic Volkspartei (catch-all party), the party is an intricate network in terms of its organisation and the various groups that influence its European policy, and is relatively porous to a wide spread of interests within Germany and, to a lesser degree, Europe. Chapter 4 will, thus, concentrate on central actors and structures that have influenced the development of SPD European policy.


Finance Minister Foreign Minister European Policy Maastricht Treaty German Policy 
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© James Sloam 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Sloam
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  1. 1.German DepartmentKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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