This book, originally published in 1981, provides the student and general reader alike with a fascinating account of the dynamic re-emergence of Germany after the Second World War as one of the world’s leading and most powerful states. The book gives extensive coverage to all aspects of the former West Germany’s political, social and economic arrangements. As well as dealing with the Basic Law, parties, Bundestag and government, it also discusses neglected subjects, such as education, the armed forces, welfare services, the role of women, the economy and industrial relations and the mass media.
1. Parties and Elections 2. The Grundgesetz and the Federal System 3. Governemnt and Bundestag 4. The Economy and Industrial Relations 5. Classes, Wealth and Social Security 6. The Education System and Its Problems 7. The Mass Media 8. Law and Order 9. Women in the Federal Republic 10. The Armed Forces 11. Foreign Policy.