This book presents an analysis of the social composition of parties inside and outside parliaments to link overall trends of political culture and practice to West German society, its occupational structure, its status levels, and its generation.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: Parties and Society 1. Parties and Society in West Germany (I) 2. Parties and Society (II): Changes in Party Support 3. The SPD in Transition: Membership Trends and Party Organization 4. Problems of Party Stability: The FDP 5. The Christian Democrats: Party Organization and Membership Development Part Two: Opposition and Society 6. Youth and Politics 7. Opposition from the Left: Communism, Student Movement, Terrorism 8. Opposition from the Right: Neonazism in West German Society 9. The Green Party: A New Factor in the West German Political Landscape 10. Conclusion Parties, Opposition, and Society - Structures and Trends