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Reunification in West German Party Politics From Westbindung to Ostpolitik

Reunification in West German Party Politics From Westbindung to Ostpolitik

  • Author: Joost Kleuters
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283688
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 203
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Combining new thinking in International Relations theory with original historical research, Kleuters explores the struggle between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats on the subject of German reunification, from Westbindung to Ostpolitik. The result is a gripping narrative focussing on theoretical relevance in foreign policy decisions-making.

Not-So-Special Relationship

Not-So-Special Relationship

The US, The UK and German Unification, 1945-1990

  • Author: Luca Ratti
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748680144
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 404
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Examines how German reunification and the end of the Quadripartite Agreement in 1990 impacted the AngloAmerican special relationshipLuca Ratti offers new insights into the role of the Anglo-American aspecial relationship in German reunification, and examines the impact that Germanys reunification had on Anglo-American and transatlantic relations. Germanys unification in October 1990 was one of the most momentous events in modern European history and world politics since the end of World War II. German unity ended the Cold War in Europe, accelerated the collapse of communist regimes across Eastern Europe, and the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. It also triggered NATOs transformation at the London and Rome summits of the Alliance and deepened Europes political and economic integration with the signing of the treaty of Maastricht in 1992. Key FeaturesAnalyses and compares attitudes, reactions and developments in the US and BritainConsiders their interface with the views and initiatives of the West German governmentOffers new insight into an issue central to Anglo-American and transatlantic relationsIncludes interview with key decision makers involved in the negotiations in 198990 such as John Major, James Baker III, Helmut Khol and Hans Dietrich Genscher

Policy Discourses on Irregular Migration in Germany and the United Kingdom

Policy Discourses on Irregular Migration in Germany and the United Kingdom

  • Author: B. Vollmer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137307544
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 305
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Migration expert Bastian Vollmer explores the contentious issue of irregular migration in the highly-charged contexts of Germany and the UK. Through policy and discourse analysis the author explains why, despite the differing contexts and migration histories, German and British policy responses to the issue are now on a convergent path.

Ostpolitik Dimensions of West German Security Policy

Ostpolitik Dimensions of West German Security Policy

  • Author: Gert Krell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Allemagne (Ouest) - Défense nationale
  • Page: 66
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The Ambivalent Alliance

The Ambivalent Alliance

Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966

  • Author: Ronald J. Granieri
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571814920
  • Category: History
  • Page: 250
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Whenever asked to name his most significant accomplishment as West Germany's first Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer would invariably reply: "The alliance with the free West." Scholars have echoed his assessment, citing the Federal Republic of Germany's successful integration into the American-led West (Westbindung) as the key to its postwar economic and political recovery. Behind this simple success story, however, lies a much more complicated history: Adenauer and the CDU/CSU remained ambivalent about the ultimate relationship between Europe, Germany, and the United States within the West, torn between visions of Continental European integration based on Franco-German reconciliation and of an Atlantic community linking Europe and the "Anglo-Saxons." These differences eventually erupted into a damaging public conflict between "Atlanticists" and "Gaullists," which colored Adenauer's last years and, after his retirement in 1963, led directly to the failure of his successor, Ludwig Erhard. The opening of various personal and party archives over the past few years has now made the entire Adenauer Era accessible for historians. As one of the first efforts to use that material to re-examine existing conventional wisdom about the period, this book traces the roles of Adenauer and the CDU/CSU in shaping Westbindung. Adenauer emerges as a skilled and resourceful (if also mistrustful and devious) politician, and as a distinctly German statesman, maneuvering between allies and adversaries to shape both the Western community and the German role in it, leaving a legacy that still influences contemporary German-American and European-American relations.

Europe in Global Change

Europe in Global Change

  • Author: Werner Weidenfeld,Josef Janning
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783892040842
  • Category: World politics
  • Page: 288
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The Global Chancellor

The Global Chancellor

Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

  • Author: Kristina Spohr
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198747799
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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Helmut Schmidt led West Germany from 1974 to 1982 amid a world economic crisis and one of the frostiest phases of the Cold War. Yet his chancellorship has been neglected in the main by Cold War scholars. This volume, researched in Schmidt's private papers and numerous archives in Europe and America, reveals him as an intellectual statesman on a par with Henry Kissinger and a leader who reshaped the international order. Equally at home in security and economics,Schmidt became the supreme 'strategist of balance' and earned himself the nickname of 'world economist'. His achievements included the G7 forum for global economic governance, the European MonetarySystem, and NATO's 'dual-track' response to the massive Soviet arms buildup of Euromissiles. Schmidt's creative leadership brought his country to the top table of world politics as an equal of the wartime victor powers. It was through his chancellorship that West Germany came of age on the global stage.

The Federal Republic of Germany Since 1949

The Federal Republic of Germany Since 1949

Politics, Society, and Economy Before and After Unification

  • Author: Klaus Larres,Panikos Panayi
  • Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 9780582238909
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 340
  • View: 3624
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PRIF reports

PRIF reports

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Peace
  • Page: N.A
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After the Wall

After the Wall

Eastern Germany Since 1989

  • Author: Patricia Jo Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Germany has faced complex challenges. The rapid introduction of political, economic, and social union in 1990 joined East and West in an experiment without precedent, as the former German Democratic Republic adopted the structures of the Federal Republic of Germany. Related issues include the adoption of a market economy, the opening of security police files, the role of the former Communist Party in the political system of the unified Federal Republic, and the incorporation of the East German military into that of the West.What has happened during the transition period? Focusing on the situation in eastern Germany today, almost eight years after unification, specialists from Germany, Great Britain, and the United States assess the institutional, social, and cultural changes that have occurred and speculate on prospects for the future. One of the few English-language books to concentrate on how unification has affected eastern Germany and East Germans, After the Wall: Eastern Germany Since 1989 addresses impacts on East German society, including elites, workers, and women. Discussion of institutional changes and the marginalization of East Germans recurs throughout the volume, along with a focus on concrete achievements and successes since unification. The section on politics and economics looks at changes in local government, the Communist Party, the radical right, and economic structures. Chapters in Part Two cover changes in political culture, religion, the media, and literature. In the final section, chapters assess the integration of the East German military into the military structures of the Federal Republic (and NATO) and analyze the foreign policy of a united Germany.

Habermas

Habermas

An Intellectual Biography

  • Author: Matthew G. Specter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139490567
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This book follows postwar Germany's leading philosopher and social thinker, Jürgen Habermas, through four decades of political and constitutional struggle over the shape of liberal democracy in Germany. Habermas's most influential theories - of the public sphere, communicative action, and modernity - were decisively shaped by major West German political events: the failure to de-Nazify the judiciary, the rise of a powerful Constitutional Court, student rebellions in the late 1960s, the changing fortunes of the Social Democratic Party, NATO's decision to station nuclear weapons, and the unexpected collapse of East Germany. In turn, Habermas's writings on state, law, and constitution played a critical role in reorienting German political thought and culture to a progressive liberal-democratic model. Matthew Specter uniquely illuminates the interrelationship between the thinker and his culture.

Russia and Germany Reborn

Russia and Germany Reborn

Unification, the Soviet Collapse, and the New Europe

  • Author: Angela E. Stent
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400822805
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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The relationship between Russia and Germany has been pivotal in some of the most fateful events of the twentieth century: the two World Wars, the Cold War, and the emergence of a new Europe from the ashes of communism. This is the first book to examine the recent evolution of that tense and often violent relationship from both the Russian and German perspectives. Angela Stent combines interviews with key international figures--including Mikhail Gorbachev--with insights gleaned from newly declassified archives in East Germany and her own profound understanding of Russian-German relations. She presents a remarkable review of the events and trends of the past three decades: the onset of d tente, the unification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the rise of an uncertain new European order. Stent reveals the chaos and ambivalence behind the Soviet negotiating strategy that led--against Gorbachev's wishes--to that old Soviet nightmare, a united Germany in NATO. She shows how German strength and Russian weakness have governed the delicate dance of power between recently unified Germany and newly democratized Russia. Finally, she lays out several scenarios for the future of Russian-German relations--some optimistic and others darkened by the threat of a new authoritarianism. Russia and Germany Reborn is crucial reading for anyone interested in a relationship that changed the course of the twentieth century and that will have a powerful impact on the next.

Daedalus

Daedalus

Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Author: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Humanities
  • Page: N.A
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Literary Skinheads?

Literary Skinheads?

Writing from the Right in Reunified Germany

  • Author: Jay Rosellini
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • ISBN: 9781557532060
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 311
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These two phenomena can be seen as manifestations of a general malaise, a disorientation that may last for quite some time, and Jay Rosellini approaches his subject with the belief that it would be irresponsible to ignore these disquieting trends." "This account is recommended for the general reader interested in international issues as well as for students and scholars of German, intellectual history, political science, and comparative sociology."--BOOK JACKET.

In Search of Germany

In Search of Germany

  • Author: Michaël Mertes,Steven Müller,Heinrich August Winckler
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412826112
  • Category: History
  • Page: 319
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In Search of Germany is based on a special issue of the journal Daedalus. Additions that have been made to the book include a chapter by Timothy Garton Ash entitled "Germany's Choice," a concluding section by the editors, and an index. While the book focuses on Germany, it serves a wider purpose as well by also studying Europe, democracy, and modernity. The prejudices and fears of Germany, precisely because they are specific to and yet not peculiar to Germany, tell a great deal of why an earlier European (and American) optimism has been lost, and why so much contemporary political discourse avoids explicit consideration of really sensitive issues

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

German Foreign Policy since 1945

  • Author: Helga Haftendorn
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742574164
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 454
  • View: 792
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In this authoritative book, the only work to cover the full sweep of German foreign policy since the end of World War II, noted scholar Helga Haftendorn explores Germany's remarkable recovery from wartime defeat and destruction. Through a chronological series of case studies, her book offers a document-based account of sixty years of German policymaking. Tracing both continuity and change in foreign affairs, the author emphasizes especially the importance of membership in the European Union, joining NATO, integration of the German economy into the world market, and reunification. Scholars and students of contemporary Germany, Europe, and East-West relations will find this nuanced and knowledgeable study invaluable.

The Internal Fabric of Western Security

The Internal Fabric of Western Security

  • Author: Gregory Flynn,Josef Joffe
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
  • View: 9698
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PEGIDA and New Right-Wing Populism in Germany

PEGIDA and New Right-Wing Populism in Germany

  • Author: Hans Vorländer,Maik Herold,Steven Schäller
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319674951
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
  • View: 9125
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This book provides the first systematic and comparative analysis of the German right-wing populist protest movement “PEGIDA”. It offers an in-depth reconstruction of the movement’s historical development, its organisational structure and its programmatic orientation. It depicts the protestors and their motivations, reactions in politics, media and society, and PEGIDA’s European network. The volume presents and compares the results of scientific surveys among PEGIDA-participants and brings them into the context of long-time studies on political culture in Germany, representing a comprehensive study of the emergence of contemporary right-wing populist movements. The book will be of interest to researchers, academics and students focusing on comparative politics, (right-wing) populism, protest movements in western democracies, and political culture in Germany, as well as journalists, political educators and policy makers.

Nuclear Mentalities?

Nuclear Mentalities?

Strategies and Beliefs in Britain, France and the FRG

  • Author: B. Heuser
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780333693896
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Concepts associated with nuclear strategy often go beyond any 'objective' logic of deterrence. Nuclear weapons have special roles in different national belief-systems, myths surround them, they have catalysed tensions already existing in societies, become symbols of power or of past sins. This book delves into the conscious and subconscious beliefs in Britain, France and the Federal Republic of Germany (all voiced in debates about nuclear strategy) about society, the State and power structures, each country's place in the world, the international system, allies and enemies.