ERIC Number: ED341594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Sixteen States, One Country: The Political Structure of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Sonderdienst, v4 1991
The relationship between the federal German state ("Bund" or Federation) to the 16 constituent states known as Laender is explored in this document. The first part explains the federal structure; it contains the following sections: (1) Unity in Diversity; (2) Distribution of Responsibility; (3) Legislative Powers; (4) Administration-Mainly the Responsibility of the States; (5) Administration of Justice--Federal and State Jurisdiction; (6) The Financial System; (7) The Bundesrat--The Federal Legislative Body; (8) External Representation; and (9) Summary and Outlook. The document's second part provides a description of each of the 16 constituent states--Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North-Rhine/Westphalia, Rhineland/Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, and Thurngia. Descriptions mention the history, geography, economy, and overall identity of each state in relation to the republic. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (West Germany).