Russell J. Dalton, UC Irvine
This webpage shares a printed version of Politics in Germany with students and faculty who might look for additional educational materials on Germany. This online edition is available for free use for educational purposes; other users cannot charge for use of this material, except for nominal (and legitimate) copying costs if distributed to a course. In short, this is a free online textbook on German politics--start reading for free!
This online manuscript has several advantages over other available texts:
In addition to the online edition, I created PDF versions of each chapter. These are identical to the online material, but formatted for easier printing and reading. Students often find it easier to print these pdf files to review before exams or to read material in more depth. Reading about German history and politics on a laptop screen is sometimes hard to assimilate. But there are limitations. The manuscript reflects the same quality of scholarship as the first two editions of the text (probably better).
Each chapter for which a pdf file is available is listed below.
|3. Unification and the Social Context|
|8. The Party System and Electoral Politics|
|9. The Policy Process|
|10. Policy Outcomes|
Russell J. Dalton
University of California, Irvine
Revised January 5, 2012