Elections: The Federal Republic of Germany in Comparison
Beginning with a discussion of democratic theory, the German system is then treated against the background of the French and British electoral systems to provide a comparative dimension and an understanding of peculiarities in the German system. The book ends with a full survey of elections and electoral laws in the Federal Republic of Germany and considers whether there are any alternatives to the present system.
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Elections and Democracy
Elections Electoral Systems and Parties in Selected
Voting and Elections in West Germany
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1arty absolute-majority system according achieved act of voting Admittedly allocated analysis Arend Lijphart Berlin Bernhard Vogel Bundesrepublik Deutschland Bundestag elections Bundestagswahl candidates Carl Schmitt CDU/CSU coalition Cologne competitive theory countries criticism decisions demo Demokratie Deutsche deutschen Dieter Nohlen Dolf Sternberger Eckhard Jesse electoral law electoral reform electoral research electoral system European example fact favour France Frankfurt/Main freedom of election Hence Ibid identity theory Krippendorff Lander Landtag Landtag elections legitimacy major parties majority system means ment multi-seat constituencies number of votes opinion Opladen opposition Parliament parliamentary participate party system people's political Politik Politische principle of representation proportional representation Rainer-Olaf Schultze relative-majority system representative restrictive clause Schumpeter second ballot second votes social Socialist Stein Rokkan tion universal suffrage Verlag Vernon Bogdanor voters votes seats voting-behaviour voting-rights Wahlen Wahlforschung Wahlrecht und Parteiensystem Wahlsystem Wandel Weimar Weimar Republic West Germany Whilst