Thirty Years of Bundestag Presence

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Place of publication
Washington
Date of Publication
2012
Number of Pages
46
Licence
All rights reserved.

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Thirty Years of Bundestag Presence: A Tally of the Greens’ Impact on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Political Life and Public Culture

As we look to the German federal elections in 2013, this AICGS and Heinrich Boell Foundation publication considers three decades of a changing political landscape with the emergence of the Green Party. Andrei Markovits and Joseph Klaver examine the central issues within the party, and within German politics. The authors discuss how the Green Party built its “brand” and, in so doing, ushered in a fundamental change in German politics and society. It is a useful example of the way in which new political parties enter the scene and impact the agenda in Germany.