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From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic
Germany at the Twentieth Anniversary of Unification
Edited by Jeffrey Anderson and Eric Langenbacher
416 pages, 51 figures and tables, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-0-85745-221-4 $39.95/£31.95 / Pb / Published (November 2010)
eISBN 978-0-85745-857-5 eBook
“Altogether the contributions make for informative reading. The volume poses clear questions about the state of inner-German unity, and about the extent to which globalization, Europeanization, and the Cold War have changed the country.” · German Studies Review
"…the specific topics addressed in the individual contributions are handled and presented with admirable fluency, and none of the chapters appear out of place, overly niched, or superfluous to the overall narrative being communicated…In comparison to a number of recently published monograph histories of the Berlin Republic, this detailed volume contains much more specific material on the themes it addresses. While it thus cannot replace the narrative history of those monographs, it will function very well as a complement for advanced students and researchers alike." · German History
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of East and West Germany in 1989/90 were events of world-historical significance. The twentieth anniversary of this juncture represents an excellent opportunity to reflect upon the evolution of the new Berlin Republic. Given the on-going significance of the country for theory and concept–building in many disciplines, an in-depth examination of the case is essential. In this volume, unique in its focus on all aspects of contemporary Germany - culture, historiography, society, politics and the economy - top scholars offer their assessments of the country’s performance in these and other areas and analyze the successes and continued challenges.
Jeffrey Anderson is Graf Goltz Professor of Government and Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. He is an expert in European politics, with special emphasis on the European Union and postwar German politics and foreign policy. Recent publications include, The End of the West? Crisis and Change in the Atlantic Order (edited with G. John Ikenberry and Thomas Risse, Cornell University Press, 2008); German Unification and the Union of Europe: The Domestic Politics of Integration Policy (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
Eric Langenbacher is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Honors and Special Programs, Department of Government, Georgetown University. He did his graduate work in the Government Department and Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown, completing his Ph.D. with Distinction in 2002. Recent edited publications include Launching the Grand Coalition: The 2005 Bundestag Election and the Future of German Politics (Berghahn Books, 2006) and Power and the Past: Collective Memory and International Relations, with Yossi Shain (Georgetown University Press, 2010).
Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
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