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:

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This chapter addresses the question of whether electoral politics matter or not. It studies the effectiveness of the German mixed-member electoral system and the relevance of an electoral politics system where governments rarely change as an immediate result of the Bundestag elections. The chapter identifies some of the controversial aspects of the ‘permanent election campaign’ in Germany and the neglected function of elections, as well as studying the support levels for the German political system.

Keywords: electoral politics; German electoral system; electoral politics system; Bundestag elections; permanent election campaign; neglected function; support levels

Chapter.  4023 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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