Contemporary Germany: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics & Society

Contemporary Germany: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics & Society

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ISBN-13: 9781317879763
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

 Introduction Part 1: German Politics Since 1945: From Division to Divided Unity 1. Introduction 2. Dividing Germany 3. Germany in the international context 4. 1948-49: From the Berlin Blockade to two German states 5. Political parties 6. The Basic Law - guarantor of West German democracy 7. Chancellor democracy? 8. The FRG 1949-66 9. Sovereignty and western integration 10. Controversy in domestic affairs 11. New directions and consolidation: The Federal Republic, 1966-89 12. Grand Coalition, 1966-69 13. Ostpolitik 14. 'Daring more democracy' 15. Kohl as chancellor before unification 16. The 'second German state' 17. The structures of people's democracy 18. Challenges to the socialist order 19. Conformity, recognition and stagnation 20. Collapse 21. United Germany, 1990-1998 22. Uniting Germany 23. Tackling the GDR legacy 24. The PDS and the new party system 25. Unification and the established parties 26. A right wing threat? 27. Conclusion 28. Suggestions for further reading 29. Texts and exercises Part 2: The German Economy 30. Introduction 31. Establishing order 32. Postwar recovery in Germany: myth and reality 33. Normalisation, 1960-72 34. Stagflation and monetarism in West Germany, 1973-82 35. The neo-liberal revolution in West Germany, 1982-89 36. German unification and the German economy 37. German unification and Europe 38. Conclusion: An uncertain future for Germany's political economy 39. Suggestions for further reading 40. Texts and exercises Part 3: German Society 41. Introduction 42. Social Groups and Divisions 43. Social structure 44. East and west 45. Germans and foreigners 46. Women 47. Youth and generations 48. Social Institutions 49. Marriage and the family 50. Education 51. Religion 52. Mass Media 53. Conclusion 54. Suggestions for further reading 55. Texts and exercises 56. Chronology Index

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