German Greens in Coalition Governments

A Political Analysis
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The Alliance 90/The Greens Party has succeeded in taking over governmental responsibility in the majority of the 16 federal states. This is a great success for the party. However, in order to remain successful and to encourage general confidence in politics, a sober look at the factors which led to the success and which will continue to do so in the future is required.

How does good governance work? How does government participation change the decision-making processes and the political objectives of a party? How does good cooperation between those responsible in federal and state government function? In this study the political scientist, Arne Jungjohann, has analysed Green government participation of previous years and in answering the questions above arrives at interesting

This study was first published by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union


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Date of Publication
March 2017
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union
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Table of contents

Foreword by the author

1 Introduction
1.1 State of the research and sources used
1.2 Lead Questions and Composition of the Study

2 Coalition Constellations

3 The Coalition Arena at State Level
3.1 Departmental Responsibilities of the Greens
3.2 Coalition Management in the G-states
3.2.1 The Bundesrat Clause
3.2.2 Coalition Personnel
3.2.3 Coalition Committees

4 The Federal Arena
4.1 State governments in the Bundesrat
4.2 Bundesrat Schedule
4.3 Green Coordination in the Federal Arena
4.4 Development of G-coordination
4.4.1 Phase 1 – Preliminary Stage (2007-2010)
4.4.2 Phase 2 – Establishment (2011-2013)
4.4.3 Phase 3 – Institutionalisation (2014-2015)
4.4.4 Phase 4 – Professionalisation (from 2016)
4.5 The Greens in the federal arena: conclusions.

5 German Greens in Coalition Governments: Summary and Outlook

List of Interviews