CES: Visiting Scholars Seminar: Federalism in West Germany 1949-2008


Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:15pm to 1:45pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Practices and notions of democracy seem to change constantly within the history of West German federalism. Between 1949 and 2008, we trace various concepts of democratic legitimacy in West Germany and later in the reunited Germany. Each time federalism related differently to democracy. Which institutions and mechanisms favored the formation of compromise? How did federal consensus-building change democratic practices?

Siegfried Weichlein Visiting Scholar, CES
Contact: Arthur Goldhammer, art.goldhammer@gmail.com