Politics And Change In East Germany: An Evaluation Of Socialist Democracy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Politics And Change In East Germany

An Evaluation Of Socialist Democracy, 1st Edition

By C. Bradley Scharf, C Bradley Scharf


220 pages

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This text avoids preoccupation with "the German question" and East-West German comparisons, looking at the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in its own right while recognizing that a legacy of German history and political precedent persists in the GDR as much as in the Federal Republic. It shows how the GDR is subject to the same developmental forces that appear in any urban-industrial society.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Past and Future in the GDR -- Directed Democracy: The People and Government -- Directed Democracy: The Party Role -- Economic Policy -- Social Policy -- Integrative Processes -- Social and Political Differentiation -- National Security and Foreign Relations -- Conclusion

About the Authors

C. Bradley Scharf is an associate professor of political science at Seattle University, where his particular interests are Eastern European politics and comparative social policy. From 1978 to 1983 Dr. Scharf was East-Central Europe’s managing editor for GDR material.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General