The Green Party’s Transformation: The ‘New Politics’ Party Grows up

  • E. Gene Frankland


Out of the turbulence of the movement politics of the 1970s and the frustrations of the new left of the 1960s, the Greens emerged in 1980. The conventional wisdom was that they were a protest party whose heterogeneous alliance of activists would disintegrate sooner or later, leaving the established parties to pick up its moderate pieces. In the meantime, the nightmare of mainstream observers was that the Greens, challenging the foreign and domestic policy pillars of West German elite consensus, might destabilise the postwar ‘political miracle’ of a party system of moderate pluralism.


Party System Party Leader State Party Party Organisation Green Party 
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