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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important domestic and external aspects of contemporary Germany. Drawing on recent research and newly available evidence of the post-Cold War era, Klaus Larres provides an accessible, integrated account of the two Germanies from 1949 through to unification and beyond.
Klaus Larres is lecturer in Politics at Queen's University, Belfast. His publications include Germany Since Unification (Palgrave, 2000) and The Cold War (Blackwell, 2001).
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The End of Hitler, the Victory of the Allied Powers, and theEstablishment of two German States (1945-49)|
|Major Themes in German Post-war History|
|Western and Eastern Integration|
|Federalism and Party Politics|
|The Role of the Chancellor in the Federal Republic|
|European Integration and Transatlantic Relations|
|Ostpolitik and Intra-German Relations|
|Unification and the Role of the GDR in German history since 1945|
|The Shape of the Berlin Republic and Germany's post-Cold War Role|
|Germany During the Cold War Period|
|Re-integration: West Germany under Konrad Adenauer, 1949-1955|
|Interdependence and Cold War Complexities: The Slow End of the Adenauer Era,1955-1963|
|The Search for Recognition: Walter Ulbricht's GDR, 1949-1963|
|Ever increasing Difficulties: The End of the Economic Miracle and theEmancipation of the West Germans under Ludwig Erhard, 1963-66|
|New Departures: West Germany's Grand Coalition, 1966-69|
|Stability and Economic Recovery: Ulbricht's GDR, 1963-1971|
|The Era of Detente and Co-operation|
|New Self-Confidence: Willy Brandt and the Era of Ostpolitik, 1969-1974|
|Crisis Management: The Reign of Helmut Schmidt, 1974-82|
|Respectability and Economic Downturn: Honecker's GDR, 1971-1989|
|Economic Difficulties and New Patriotism: Helmut Kohl's First Years inOffice, 1982-89|
|Germany and the post-Cold War World|
|German Unification, 1989/9020. After Unification: Helmut Kohl's Germany, 1991-98|
|From Bonn to Berlin: the Schroder Government|
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