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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), John D. Robertson (Editor)

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Published: 13th June 2005
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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.

The Berlin Republic: German Unification and a Decade of Changesp. 1
Analysing German Unification: State, Nation and the Quest for Political Communityp. 3
Historical Consciousness and the Changing of German Political Culturep. 19
Trust in Democratic Institutions in Germany: Theory and Evidence Ten Years After Unificationp. 35
The 'Double' Public: Germany After Reunificationp. 59
The Effects of German Unification on the Federal Chancellor's Decision-Makingp. 83
The German Party System: Continuity and Changep. 99
The Impact of Unification on German Federalismp. 131
Local Government and Politics in East Germanyp. 153
Economic Consequences of German Unificationp. 179
A Change of Course? German Foreign and Security Policy After Unificationp. 195
The Power of Institutions and Norms in Shaping National Answers to Globalisation: German Economic Policy After Unificationp. 217
Abstractsp. 237
Notes on Contributorsp. 242
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780714653938
ISBN-10: 0714653934
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 13th June 2005
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1