POLITICAL PARTIES OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA
DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN
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In this unit we will consider:
In the examination (two hours, May or June) you will write two essays, which will require you to show an understanding of the broad framework of party politics in Germany and Austria, historically and in the present, and a more detailed knowledge of the most significant political parties. As a guide, have a look at the past papers using the link above (the first paper was in June 2002).
Legal framework and role of political parties in Germany and Austria
|2.||The party political systems of Germany and Austria: historical overview|
The CDU and CSU since 1945
Student presentation 1: What does the modern CDU stand for?
Historical overview of social democracy
Student presentation 2: What does the modern SPD stand for?
|5.||Liberalism in Germany
Student presentation 3: What does the modern FDP stand for?
Student presentation 4: How did Bündnis 90-Die Grünen develop from the 1970s to 1998?
Student presentation 5: What does Bündnis 90-Die Grünen stand for?
|7.||The left and the GDR legacy
Student presentation 6: What does the PDS stand for?
|8.||The Austrian party political system
Student presentation 7: What does the ÖVP stand for?
Student presentation 8: What does the SPÖ stand for?
|9.||The Austrian party political system
Student presentation 9: What does the FPÖ stand for?
Coalition politics in Austria
|10.||Right wing extremism in Germany
Historical overview since 1945
Student presentation 10: Discuss the programme of one or more of the following German parties:
DVU, NPD or Republikaner
Come prepared to discuss the question:
'How and why has the German party political landscape been transformed since 1980?'
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