Lecture 14 - Germany Politcal Systems and Institutions

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Unformatted text preview: Germany Political System and Institutions- Constitution: The Basic Law- Federalism- Parliamentary Government o Bundestag o Bundesrat- Executive- Federal President- Judicial System- Separation and Dispersion of Power- Party System Repercussions of Reunification- November 9, 1989: Berlin Wall falls- Formal unification takes place shortly thereafter, on October 3, 1990- Costs of unification put strain of Germanys budget and political institutions for years to come- Essentially: o East German economy collapsed after unification o Infrastructure outdated o High unemployment o Social divide between Ossis (easterners) and Wessis (westerners). o Widespread disillusionment and n ost algia (OST = east) o How to deal with past (e.g. Stasi files)- Economic, social, political implications still felt today Constitution: The Basic Law- Drafted 1949 and temporary constitution for West Germany- Conscious political engineering; goal: stable and effective democratic political...
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