This is the first book in either English or German to analyse the development of Germany's newest political party, the Left Party. It compares and contrasts the party's development with that of Germany's most well-known outsider party - the Greens. It also analyses the party's performance in office in two eastern German Länder. Finally, the book also puts the merger between the PDS and the WASG under the microscope before speculating on the party's future prospects.
About the Authors:
Daniel Hough is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sussex, UK.
Michael Koß is with the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany.
Jonathan Olsen is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA.
About the book:
Left Party in Contemporary German Politics
New Perspectives in German Studies
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 13, 2007)