This title was first published in 2003. This precise and well-structured book focuses on the mechanics (its evolution and
the debates it generates) of the German electoral system. Briefly outlining the past German electoral systems and the influence
they exerted on the political systems of the time, it differs from existing literature by being the first volume in the English
language which gives in-depth treatment to local and regional electoral systems in Germany, as well as the federal system.
Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of German electoral systems and their role and contribution within the party and
political systems, it is particularly relevant at a time when other European countries' electoral systems are under review.
Students and academics concerned with German politics in particular and German or European studies more generally, will find
this book valuable.