Papadakis, Elim.

The Green Movement in West Germany (RLE : German Politics). - 1 online resource (386 pages) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Library Editions: German Politics . - Routledge Library Editions: German Politics .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Dedication -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. ORIGINS OF THE GREEN MOVEMENT -- I Post-war protest movements -- II Student Movement -- III Citizens' Initiatives -- IV Social Democratic and Free Democratic Parties -- 2. THEMES AND CONCEPTS (1) -- I Technocracy versus Community? -- II Bases for the subjectivist critique of modernity -- 3. THEMES AND CONCEPTS (2) -- I Hope, pessimism and violence -- II Utopian ideas -- 4. ECOLOGY MOVEMENT -- I Mass mobilisation against nuclear energy -- II Attempts to organise the protest movement -- 5. THE RESPONSE OF ESTABLISHED GROUPS -- I The Social-Liberal Alliance -- II Industrial and commercial interest groups -- 6. ALTERNATIVE MOVEMENT -- I Alternative projects as pioneers of welfare and other services -- II Bases of support for alternative groups -- III The aspirations of young people as expressed by the squatters' movement -- 7. PEACE MOVEMENT -- I Bases of support -- II Anti-Americanism and nationalism -- III Utopian proposals and fundamental questions -- 8. THE GREEN PARTY -- I From mass movement to mass organisation -- II Internal conflicts and failure at the 1980 Federal Elections -- III Success at a communal level -- IV The uneasy rapport between fundamentalist, utopian and pragmatic tendencies -- 9. THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS UNDER THREAT -- I Communal and state elections -- II The 1983 Federal Elections -- 10. FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE GREEN MOVEMENT -- I Economic pressures on alternative groups -- II State interest in innovative projects -- III Opportunities for dialogue, mediation and integration -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.

The Green Movement in Germany is widely regarded as one of the most powerful expressions of popular opposition to government policies. A broad analysis of this powerful group is made in this book, showing that the origins of the movement relate to the general protests against industrialisation in the nineteenth century and also to more recent forms of protest. The author assesses the challenge posed by the Green Movement to established groups and organisations both in proposing alternative policies and in a long run of electoral successes. The Green Movement has evidently had a great impact on assumptions about defence, welfare and environmental policies. Data from major surveys on public attitudes and interviews with senior officials complete the picture of the practical and theoretical dimensions of the Green Movement.


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