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: The Green Party in Germany has been the most successful in Europe, overcoming institutional obstacles and winning representation at all levels of government. The dilemma it has had to face, however, has been to balance the inevitable clashes between protest and power in Germany's advanced industrial society. This book explores the evolution of the German Green Party from its earliest roots in the late 1960s to the structural reforms following the party's unexpected defeat in the 1990 all-German elections to its rebound in the 1991 state elections. The authors also assess the Party's prospects for the future and argue that if it is to retain its positive influence on German culture and society, it will need to adapt to the transformed political arena without renouncing its radical reformist programme.