Germany Transformed: Political Culture and the New Politics

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Germany Transformed: Political Culture and the New Politics

By Kendall L. Baker, Russell J. Dalton and Kai Hildebrandt
Harvard University Press, 1981
384 pp. $25.00
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A book by political scientists, and based on an exhaustive study of quantitative data, which argues-in the jargon of the discipline-that the Federal Republic has become a more democratic polity than it was in the beginning. A lamentable triumph of obscuring the obvious, with remarkable insensitivity to historical precision.