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Rethinking Germany and Europe : democracy and diplomacy in semi-sovreign state /
edited by Simon Bulmer, Charlie Jeffery, Stephen Padgett.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
ix, 243 p.
ISBN
0230236553 (hardback), 9780230236554 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230236553 (hardback)
9780230236554 (hardback)
catalogue key
7167092
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Simon Bulmer is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK. Charlie Jeffery is Professor of Politics in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Stephen Padgett is Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Strathclyde, UK.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text is about the interface of German democracy with European diplomacy and maps out the shifting terrain in contemporary Europe.
Description for Bookstore
Explores the relationships between domestic and European politics in Germany, the way both have been buffeted by a set of demanding challenges, and the directions of change that may result
Long Description
Germany and Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany and the institutions of European integration, form a unique duality. They emerged in a state of co-dependence ' with wide-ranging ramifications for the rest of Europe, both East and West ' in the first decades after the Second World War. From the 1970s to the 1990s they had a symbiotic relationship, with Germany as a driving force in the key initiatives of European integration, and the EU adopting many of the institutional templates developed within Germany. More recently the closeness of the relationship has been strained as the geopolitical context has shifted and as Germany has faced a new set of resource constraints. These restrictions have challenged German democracy: the capacity of political parties to engage and mobilize citizens, the capacity of political institutions to tackle pressing policy problems. Those strains have been externalized in Germany's European diplomacy, producing a new assertiveness and a reduced commitment in pursuing European integration as an end in itself. This book is about the interface of German democracy with European diplomacy and maps out the shifting terrain in contemporary Europe.
Main Description
Explores the paths of development unfolding from the inter-dependent histories of postwar Germany and the European integration process. The contributors explore these histories within the idea of 'semi-sovereignty': a set of constraints on the German state's power within the external constraints of Germany's multilateral commitments.
Main Description
Explores the paths of development unfolding from the inter-dependent histories of postwar Germany and the European integration process. The& contributors explore these histories within the idea of 'semi-sovereignty': a set of constraints on the German state's power within the external constraints of Germany's multilateral commitments.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figurep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Democracy and Diplomacy, Germany and Europep. 1
Democracy and Governance in Germany
The Chancellor and Her Partyp. 25
Reinventing Social Democracy? Political Opportunity Structures in Germany and Spainp. 42
Landmark Elections in Germanyp. 59
The Policy of the Middle Way: Germany since 1990p. 73
Beyond Semi-Sovereignty?: Economic Governance in Germanyp. 85
Government and Industry Relationsp. 97
European Contexts
Does Congruence Matter? Germany and Britain in the European Unionp. 113
Germany's Role in European and International Security: Aims versus Actionp. 139
European Leadership in Transition: Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozyp. 154
Gulliver's Travail: Crafting a New Transatlantic Bargainp. 171
The Stille Allianz Revisitedp. 188
Europe as a Global 'Civilian' Power?p. 200
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 241
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