Berlin 2000 : the center of Europe /
David Tieman Doud.
Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 1995.
xviii, 327 p. : ill.
0761800670 (alk. paper)
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Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 1995.
0761800670 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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...a fascinating book, as well written as it is well-timed.>>>>
Berlin aficionados will welcome this highly personal account of the city's development after the Wende, when the wall was torn down.>>>>
Provides a shrewd and entertaining view of the problems of overcoming old divisions in the city destined to become the capital of the newly re-united Germany.>>>>
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Berlin 2000: The Center of Europe offers provocative insight into post-Cold War Germany and Germany's role in the European Union. The author provides an insider's perspective into Germany, using his experience participating in the political decision making process as the only American to work in the Berlin government from 1991 to 1993. This book furnishes a look at the challenges faced by East Germans adapting to a democratic, capitalist economy and the negative impact of Western prejudices, the legacy of the East German communist regime, anti-foreigner violence, the asylum law crisis and foreign integration policy. With this background, the author focuses on Berlin in the year 2000 and Germany's European future, exploring influential history such as the rebuilding of Berlin and Chancellor Kohl's commanding leadership in Germany and Europe. This book provides an enhanced understanding of contemporary Germany and an appreciation of the degree of change underway in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Table of Contents
Illustrations and Maps
Moving the Government Back to Berlinp. 1
Vote for Berlinp. 3
Berlin's Reactionp. 11
Berlin Walls Still in Placep. 27
East-West Divisionsp. 29
Deeper Causes for the Dividep. 39
The Stasi Legacyp. 61
Berlin's Darker Historyp. 79
Berlin's Nazi Museump. 87
Capital of Multi-Ethnicity or Xenophobia?p. 99
Berlin's National Demonstrationp. 119
Integration of Foreignersp. 127
The Emerging Center of the New Europep. 137
Berlin's Universitiesp. 139
The Allies' Withdrawalp. 147
Politics Forms Culture: The Case of Marlene Dietrichp. 171
The Brandenburg Gatep. 179
Berlin's Economic Updatep. 191
In Name of the European Unionp. 201
Rebuilding the Capitalp. 203
Brandenburg: The Prussian Center that Holdsp. 221
The Reawakeningp. 231
Berlin's Champion: Helmut Kohl's 1994p. 255
Berlin and Polandp. 265
After Maastrichtp. 281
Conclusion: The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Artsp. 297
Epiloguep. 319
Indexp. 323
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