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The Berlin Republic : German Unification and a Decade of Changes - Winand Gellner

The Berlin Republic

German Unification and a Decade of Changes

By: Winand Gellner (Editor)

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At the beginning of German unification in October, 1990, there were high expectations for where the integration of the former East Germany into the western system would be ten years later. Now, at the dawn of a new millennium, some argue that the expectations have not been met, with new questions arising as to when these changes will take place. Others, of course, say the process has been, under the circumstances, quite successful. What, if anything went as expected and hoped, and what are the prospects for the future?
What, if anything did not develop as expected, and what lessons can we take from the process and apply to our understanding of German society and politics and the broader process of unification? Finally, what implications has German unification had on the emerging European Union and what lessons can we draw from other national and sub-national forces of unification and consolidation in the world today as a result of a careful reflection and assessment of the German unification process.
This edited volume presents ten papers that offer fresh insight and perspectives on these questions and suggest pathways to future research on the topic.

Analysing German unification / Mi-Kyung Kim and John D. Robertson -- Historical consciousness and the changing of German political culture / Felix Philipp Lutz -- Trust in democratic institutions in Germany / Robert Rohrschneider and R??diger Schmitt-Beck -- The 'double' public / Winand Gellner and Gerd Strohmeier -- The effects of German unification on the Federal Chancellor's decision-making management / Karl-Rudolf Korte -- The German party system / Thomas Saalfeld -- The impact of unification on German federalism / Arthur B. Gunlicks -- Local government and politics in East Germany / Hellmut Wollmann -- Economic consequences of German unification / Michael M??nter and Roland Sturm -- A change of course? / Franz-Josef Meiers -- The power of institutions and norms in shaping national answers to globalisation / Stefan A. Schirm.

ISBN: 9780203008980
ISBN-10: 0203008987
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 21st March 2003