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German model of "party-government democracy"

Author(s): Anatoliy Klyuchkovych
Subject(s): Governance
Published by: Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, Filozofická fakulta, Inštitút politológie
Keywords: Germany;Political party;State;Interaction of the parties and the government;Party democracy;Governmental bodies

Summary/Abstract: In the article the critical analysis of the main aspects of the party-government interaction in the Federal Republic of Germany is carried out. There are historical, conceptual, constitutional and legal, practical and political, and others. The fundamental approaches in German state-legal and political thought about evaluation of modern parties role in German political system are considered. The influence of political parties on the formation and functioning of the state system is highlighted. The article proves that the party influence on the higher bodies of state power is much more intensive than it is provided for in the legal regulations. The thesis is also concerned with the place of parties in ensuring the cooperation between the state and society in Germany. The author notes the deformation of parties’ democracy in Germany, close connection between political parties and the state, weakening status of the political parties as public representants.

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 67-73
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Russian