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Elections, parties and the political system

Geoffrey K. Roberts

in German Electoral Politics

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069901
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701584 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719069901.003.0001
Elections, parties and the political system

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This chapter discusses German politics, determining that the best way to start analysing German politics is to study the electoral system. It then studies the concept of ‘electoral politics’ and takes a look at the political parties and the party system, also considering the relevance of electoral politics in the political system of Germany and the dynamic aspects of German electoral politics.

Keywords: German politics; electoral system; electoral politics; political parties; party system

Chapter.  3869 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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