Bavaria and German Federalism

Reich to Republic, 1918-33, 1945-49
Author(s): 
Dorondo, D.R.
ISBN: 
0333538250
Date published: 
June 1992
Hardback
Price: 
£52.50
Pages: 
184

Bavaria and German Federalism details the struggle by successive Bavarian political parties of the pre- and post-Nazi period to shape the construction of the German state in a decentralized fashion. While the Bavarian Peoples Party ultimately failed to redraw the Weimar constitution to satisfy Bavarian particularist desires, the Christian Social Union assumed the federalist mantle after 1945 and largely succeeded in helping shape western Germany into a workable federal state .