Catalogue


Germany since 1945 /
Lothar Kettenacker.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
description
332 p. : ill.
ISBN
0192892428 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
series title
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
isbn
0192892428 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1187071
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
Introduction 1. Germany under Allied Occupation 2. Drifting Apart: The Two Republics 3. From Cold War to Detente 4. Marxist versus Socialist Economy 5. The Constitutional Framework 6. Party Politics and Public Opinion 7. Culture: Mirror-Image of Society 8. German Unificiation 9. The Search for Identity 10. Conclusion Notes Statistical Appendix Chronology Further Reading
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Germany Since 1945 offers a survey of the fortunes and features of East and West Germany - how the two states drifted apart, the difference between their economies, politics and cultures, and the problems and events surrounding their recent unification.
Long Description
Defeat and unconditional surrender: these were the foundations on which post-war Germany was built. The overall impact, however, was not apathy, but a mentality which was down to earth, pragmatic, and forward-looking. Democracy, economic liberalism, and European integration were the signposts to the future. Even though the old ruling elite with their power base in the agrarian East had been swept away by the end of the war, the social and industrial fabric of Germany society did not crumble altogether. Crucial structures survived and contributed to West Germany's phenomenal recovery, while the East was forced to submit to a ruthless Soviet leadership. Now, however, following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the aftermath of German reunification will be long and painful, for never have two economies and societies been fused together which had grown as far apart as West and East Germany. Lothar Kettenacker's book offers a fascinating survey of the fortunes and features of East and West Germany - how the two states drifted apart; the differences between their economies, politics, and cultures; and the problems and events surrounding their unification.
Long Description
Defeat and unconditional surrender were the foundations on which postwar Germany was built. The overall impact, however, was not apathy, but a mentality which was down to earth, pragmatic, and forward-looking. Crucial structures survived which contributed to West Germany's phenomenal recovery, while the East was forced to submit to a ruthless Soviet leadership. Kettenacker's book offers a fascinating survey of the fortunes and features of East and West Germany--how the two states drifted apart; the differences between their economies, politics, and cultures; and the problems and events surrounding their recent unification.
Main Description
Defeat and unconditional surrender: these were the foundations on which post-war Germany was built. The overall impact, however, was not apathy, but a mentality which was down to earth, pragmatic, and forward-looking. Democracy, economic liberalism, and European integration were the signpoststo the future. Even though the old ruling elite with their power base in the agrarian East had been swept away by the end of the war, the social and industrial fabric of Germany society did not crumble altogether. Crucial structures survived and contributed to West Germany's phenomenal recovery,while the East was forced to submit to a ruthless Soviet leadership. Now, however, following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the aftermath of German reunification will be long and painful, for never have two economies and societies been fused together which had grown as far apart as West and EastGermany. Lothar Kettenacker's book offers a fascinating survey of the fortunes and features of East and West Germany - how the two states drifted apart; the differences between their economies, politics, and cultures; and the problems and events surrounding their unification.
Table of Contents
Maps
Introduction
Germany under Allied Occupation
Drifting Apart: The Two Republics
From Cold War to Detente
Marxist versus Socialist Economy
The Constitutional Framework
Party Politics and Public Opinion
Culture: Mirror-Image of Society
German Unificiation
The Search for Identity
Conclusion
Notes
Statistical Appendix
Chronology Further Reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem