Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader: Revised Edition

Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader: Revised Edition

by Matthew Qvortrup


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468315035
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 577,839
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Qvortrup is currently professor of political science at Coventry University’s
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Previously, he was academic director in the Department of Security and Management at Cranfield University.
He was educated at Oxford and the University of Copenhagen and has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, The Sun, The Scotsman, and The Times.
He also appears as a regular commentator for the BBC, on both radio and television.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Preface 11

1 A Childhood Under Communism 17

2 In the Shadow of the Berlin Wall 41

3 Angela in Leipzig 63

4 The Unbearable Boredom of Being: A Squatter in Berlin 89

5 Angela Becomes Merkel 111

6 Kohl's Girl 131

7 The Politics of Patricide: How Merkel Became Party Leader 151

8 Waiting Game: The Patient Party Leader 171

9 Merkel Loses and Becomes Chancellor 191

10 The Making of the Queen of Europe 209

11 Potato Soup, the Pope and Re-Election 231

12 The Euro-Crisis and Afghanistan 251

13 From the Jaws of Defeat and Beyond 271

14 Ukraine, Another Greek Tragedy and the Refugee Crisis 293

Epilogue: Mother Courage or Merkiavelli? 333

Glossary 347

Notes 351

Index 369

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