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The Resource Budgetary politics and elections : an investigation of public expenditures in West Germany, by Sabine Lessmann

Budgetary politics and elections : an investigation of public expenditures in West Germany, by Sabine Lessmann

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Budgetary politics and elections : an investigation of public expenditures in West Germany
Title
Budgetary politics and elections
Title remainder
an investigation of public expenditures in West Germany
Statement of responsibility
by Sabine Lessmann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1986 pre-election year in the Federal Republic of Germany was an interesting one. Starting with the communal elections in Schleswig-Holstein in March, the parties began to prepare themselves for the big upcoming event - the general election in January 1987. The governing Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered a severe vote loss in this March election as part of their most loyal supporters - the farmers - decided to abstain due to a general dissatisfaction with EEC regulations and agricultural government policies. In order to avoid further farmers' boycotts for the next 'Lander'-elections in Lower Saxony in June, Bavaria in October and Hamburg in November, the federal government sprang into action. A 500 million DM programme was passed in the beginning of June, which reduced the farmers' contributions to the agrarian social security system with retrospective effect to January 1986. As a result of the reactor accident in Tschernobyl another 500 million DM were promised to cover the losses of agricultural products because of radio activity. In order to appease the farmers even more, a special election gift of 100 million DM to subsidize fallow land was given to Lower Saxony's farmers one week before the election took place. At the same time the parliament increased veterans' benefits by 2,15% from July onwards, further increases being promised by January 1987. The predominant social policy issue, however, concerned old age pensions, more precisely, the question of adopting a so-called 'baby year' in pension law. The coalition government in Bonn decided to give all women born before 1921 a monthly payment of 25 DM for each child. The programme will start in October 1987 and will gradually include all female pensioners with children by 1990. Described by Chancellor Kohl as a new dimension in social policy, the programme will cost 3,3 billion DM per year by 1990
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IT-FiEUI
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Lessmann, Sabine
Dewey number
336.0120943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • EUI Library digitisation
  • Published EUI PhD theses
  • Future of party government
  • Series C--Political and social sciences
Series volume
  • v. 4
  • 5.4
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  • Government spending policy
  • Finance, Public
  • Budget
  • Elections
  • Germany (West)
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Budgetary politics and elections : an investigation of public expenditures in West Germany, by Sabine Lessmann
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (SPS 1985)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-211)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb10434069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9783110109436
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17967397
Label
Budgetary politics and elections : an investigation of public expenditures in West Germany, by Sabine Lessmann
Link
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (SPS 1985)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb10434069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9783110109436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17967397

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