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Michael S. Cullen
The German Parliament
5. Aufl. 2009. 272 pp. many photographs, Hc, 69,90 (D), 71,90 (A), US$109.95,
This book traces the development of German parliamentary democracy from its beginnings in 1848, investigating the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the new start after 1945, continuing to the present day.
Alongside its historical chapters, the book contains a systematic presentation of the work of today’s Parliament – the German Bundestag – and its functions, organisation and democratic decision-making processes. The book also focuses on the (re-)construction of the Reichstag building in Berlin, a pivotal location for the history of democracy in Germany. And it paints a portrait of Berlin’s parliamentary quarter, which serves as a symbol for German reunification and once again connects the two halves of Berlin previously divided by the wall for 40 years. The authors are well-known historians and political scientists.
From the Contents:
Manfred Görtemaker – The parliamentary ideal and parliamentarianism in Germany, 1800-1945
Everhard Holtmann – Germany since 1945: Reconstruction of democracy and German reunification
Wolfgang Ismayr – Functions, organisations and decisionmaking processes of the German Bundestag
Michael S.Cullen – A brief history of the Reichstag building
Volker Wagner – Exploring Berlin’s parliamentary quarter
Prof. Dr. Manfred Görtemaker, Potsdam University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Everhard Holtmann, University of Halle, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ismayr,´Technical University Dresden, Germany
Michael S. Cullen, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Volker Wagner, Berlin, Germany
Publication of the German Bundestag. Edited by Edmund Budrich
In this mix of political science and political, architectural, and cultural history, five extended essays discuss the parliamentary ideal and parliamentarianism in Germany […]. The presentation features attractive page design and abundant illustrations, including generous-size photos of people and places, past and present, in a slightly oversize format (9.5×11.5).
Reference &Research Book News May 2010
The book is an impressive achievement. […] excellent handbook on German politics.
Erkki Berndtson – University of Helsinki (Finland), 21.12.2009
The beautifully crafted and richly illustrated volume, The German Parliament, is a must-have for lovers of books everywhere and for anyone interested in the amazing story of the long and twisted road Germany travelled to become the exemplary parliamentary democracy that it is today.
Prof. Dr. Ursula J. van Beek, 14.12.2009
What a beautiful book, marvellous pictures which take you through the time periods.
Dr. Bob Reinalda November 2009