Contemporary Germany: A Handbook

Contemporary Germany: A Handbook

by Derek Lewis



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Contemporary Germany: A Handbook by Derek Lewis

Studying German? Spending a year abroad in Germany? Or maybe going to work there? Then you'll need this handbook to contemporary Germany and the German language. Packed with essential information on politics, the economy and institutions, it covers the basics that are taken for granted by most Germans. Intended for readers without specialist knowledge in any of the subjects covered, this is an invaluable handbook for English-speaking students of German.

Each chapter contains a German/English glossary giving guidance on the use of specialist terms in context. Covering German history, politics, the economy, education, the media and the state, the handbook provides a vast amount of information especially geared to student needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340740392
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2001
Series: Arnold Publications Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Germany at the centre of Europe
The geography and regions
Unification and aftermath
Political structures: the federal system
Economic structures: from model to modernisation
Social structures: the 'social state' and patterns of living
Structures of education: schools and higher education
Structures of communication: the media
Social issues
Environmental issues
Language issues.

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