Voters, Parties and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies
In 2005, almost 700,000 immigrants acquired the citizenship of a member state of the European Union; over 600,000 became US citizens; nearly 100,000 became Australians and approximately 200,000 Canadians. 2005 was not an exceptional year. During the past decades, many advanced liberal democracies...
Published August 12th 2010 by Routledge
Voters, Parties and Grand Coalition Politics
The election of 2005 changed Germany’s political ‘landscape’. The combined share of the vote gained by the two major parties fell below 70 per cent, eliminating the option of a coalition between one of the two major parties (Christian Democrats and Social Democrats) with one of the smaller parties...
Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge
End of an Era?
The German general election of 1998 brought to an end the 16 years of Christian-Liberal coalition and ushered in Europe's first left leaning-green coalition. This book presents an analysis of electoral change in modern Germany....
Published November 29th 1999 by Routledge
Roles and Behaviour
Traditional comparative studies of parliaments have focused on constitutional and organizational characteristics of parliaments, or differences in the historical contexts, in which legislative assemblies have developed. The motivations of individual Members of Parliament have been neglected. This...
Published April 30th 1997 by Routledge