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The Spirit of the Berlin Republic

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The Spirit of the Berlin Republic

Dieter Dettke

288 pages, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-343-5 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (June 2003)

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The "Berlin Republic" has become the key concept of post-Cold War Germany and as such has been widely discussed inside as well as outside Germany. Symbolized by the move of the government from Bonn to Berlin it signals all the tangible and intangible changes in Germany's position in the world that have taken place during the 1990s. Well known German authors, decision-makers, and cultural leaders as well as internationally renowned experts on German affairs contribute to this volume, examining various aspects of the New Germany and its old/new capital, such as history, foreign policy, art, architecture, and culture. In this way, the reader gains a varied but comprehensive picture of Germany after unification as perceived by its neighbors, friends, and allies.

Dieter Dettke has been Executive Director of the Washington Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation since 1985. As a specialist in foreign and security policy, Dieter Dettke has published widely on security issues. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin.

Subject: 20th Century History
Area: Germany


Gerhard Schröder


Dieter Dettke


Chapter 1. Historical Foundations of the Berlin Republic
Bernd Faulenbach

Chapter 2. The Political Philosophy of the Berlin Republic
Richard Herzinger

Chapter 3. On "Westalgia": Why West German Mentalities and Habits Persist in the Berlin Republic
Tobias Dürr

Chapter 4. The Foreign Policy of the Berlin Republic
Hans-Ulrich Klose

Chapter 5. The Berlin Republic in a Global Age
Daniel Hamilton

Chapter 6. Germany's Role in a Global Economy
Ditmar Staffelt

Chapter 7. The Economic and Social Fabric of the Berlin Republic
Jochen Thies

Chapter 8. Cultural Federalism: The Core of the Political Culture of the Berlin Republic
Julian Nida-Rümelin

Chapter 9. Berlin's Cultural Legacy and Prospects
Peter Glotz

Chapter 10. The Architectural Rebirth of a Capital
Peter Conradi

Chapter 11. Berlin's Jewish Community
Andreas Nachama

Chapter 12. Berlin's Turkish Community


Chapter 13. The Berlin Republic's Evolving Leadership Role in Europe
Garrick Utley

Chapter 14. Transformed Relations: From the Cold War to a New Partnership between Russia and the Berlin Republic
Andrei Zagorski

Chapter 15. In Search of a New Balance: France, Germany, and the New Europe
Philippe Moreau Defarges

Chapter 16. Enduring Affinity? From Old Tensions to a Promising Partnership between Germany and the United Kingdom
Kerry Longhurst

Chapter 17. The Berlin Republic from a Polish Perspective
Anna Wolff-Poweska

Chapter 18. On Old and New Similarities: Italy and the Berlin Republic
Antonio Missiroli

Chapter 19. The Berlin Republic from an Austrian Perspective: Still Preoccupied with Itself or Tempted to Play Out Its Power?
Ewald König

Chapter 20. From the Burden of the Past to the Promise of the Future: The Czech View of the German Neighbor
Vladimir Handl


Chapter 21. Toward the Berlin Republic—Past, Present, Future
Michael Naumann


Notes on Contributors
About the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
The Mission of the Washington Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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