This book explains German behaviour in the European Community in terms of domestic politics of Federal Republic, covering the period 1969-86. It includes analysis of the attitudes and the role of West German interest groups, public opinion and the legislature regarding European policy.
Table of Contents
1. The Federal Republic and the European Community 2. The Federal Government’s Sectorized Policy-Making 3. Government Policy: Continuity and Incoherence? 4. Interests, Interest Groups and European Policy 5. The Evolution of West German Public Opinion and the Integration of Western Europe 6. West German Political Parties and the European Community 7. The Legislative Dimension 8. The Lander, West Berlin and the European Community 9. The Federal Republic of Germany and the European Regional Fund 10. Special Relationships, Germany and Europe 11. Conclusion and Future Prospects