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The Federal Republic of Germany at Fifty

The End of a Century of Turmoil

  • Peter H. Merkl
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Fifty Years of the FRG

    1. Peter H. Merkl
      Pages 1-24
  3. German Identity at the Cusp of a New Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Henry Ashby Turner Jr
      Pages 27-32
    3. William M. Chandler
      Pages 58-71
    4. Robert Rohrschneider
      Pages 72-83
  4. New Directions among the German Leadership

  5. Aging Governmental Structures

About this book

Introduction

Fifty years after the formation of the Federal Republic and a decade after German unification, we stand on the cusp of a new century and a new millennium of German history. At the same time EMU marks a giant stride towards European integration and the end of the Deutschmark. In this book, leading international scholars reflect on the dramatic transformations of Germany's past and on Germany's future prospects. Post-war democratic and economic renewal is set in the context of continuing debates about German identity. There are assessments of all major leaders, parties and ideologies; of the still unfinished agenda of integrating East and West; of how the next generation of German leaders will interact with ageing governmental structures; of the Bundesbank and the successes and failures of economic policy, the trade unions and the media; and of Germany's emerging new role in Europe and the world.

Keywords

communism democracy desegregation economic policy Europe European Integration Germany government history media Policy reform Stand trade transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter H. Merkl
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

About the editors

CHRISTOPHER J. ANDERSON Assistant Professor of Political Science, State University of New York THOMAS A. BAYLIS Professor of Political Science, University of Texas GERARD BRAUNTHAL Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Massachusetts WILLIAM M. CHANDLER Professor of Political Science, University of California CLAY CLEMENS Professor of Government, College of William and Mary, Williamsberg KENNETH DYSON Professor of European Studies, University of Bradford WERNER FELD Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado E. GENE FRANKLAND Professor of Political Science, Ball State University, Indiana ARTHUR B. GUNLICKS Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond M. DONALD HANCOCK Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University JUTTA A. HELM Professor of Political Science, Western Illinois University MICHAEL HUELSHOFF Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Orleans KARL H. KAHRS Professor of Political Science, State University of California GERALD R. KLEINFELD Professor of History, Arizona State University HENRY KRISCH Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut GREGG O. KVISTAD Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Denver PETER LOEDEL Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Chester University JOYCE MUSHABEN Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri HELMUT NORPOTH Professor of Political Science, State University of New York ANN L. PHILLLIPS Assistant Professor of Political Science, American University, Washington ROBERT ROHRSCHNEIDER Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington MARILYN RUESCHMEYER Professor of Sociology, Rhode Island School of Design JAMES SPERLING Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Akron HENRY A. TURNER Professor of History, Yale University.

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Reviews

'...an excellent reminder as well as an eye-opener for some of its readers...it deserves a place on all introductory reading lists as one of the best general overviews of Germany's history over the last 50 years.' - Hartmut Mayer, International Affairs