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Seminar Twelve (Week 3) - The Berlin Republic: A New Germany?

  • Have the greatest problems in integrating the former GDR proved to be psychological or physical?
  • What price has Germany paid for ‘ever closer union’ with Europe?
  • How do you explain the resurgence of far right political groups in Germany?

W. Carr A History of Germany, 1815-1990, ch. 16
M. Fulbrook The Fontana History of Germany, 1918-1990, ch. 13

Problems of German Reunification

C. Anderson The Domestic Politics of German Unification
E. Boa/JW eds Women and the Wende: Social Effects and Cultural Reflections of the German Unification Process
S. Brockmann German Unification
W. Carlin ‘Privatization in East Germany, 1990-92’, German History, 10 (1992), 335-51
R.J. Dalton The New Germany Votes: Unification and the Creation of the New German Party System
A.G. Ghaussy The Economics of German Unification
R. Fritsch-B. Europe and German Unification
W Fischer (ed) Treuhandanstalt - das Unmögliche wagen
G-J. Glaessner The Unification Process in Germany
G. Grass Two States - One Nation? The Case Against German Reunification
D Grosser (ed) German Unification: The Unexpected Challenge
M.D. Hancock German Unification: Process and Outcomes
R. Heard/MF The Treuhand and Privatization in Eastern Germany
W. Heisenberg German Unification in European Perspective
H. James/MS When the Wall Came Down: Reactions to German Unification
H.D. Kurz (ed)United Germany and the New Europe
D. Marsh The Bundesbank
P.H. Merkl German Unification in the European Context
G. Smith et al Developments in German Politics
M. Upchurch German Unification: The Social and Economic Costs
P.J. Welfens Economic Aspects of German Unification

Problems of European Union

S. Bulmer/WP The Federal Republic of Germany and the European Community
L. Gutjahr German Foreign and Defence Policy after Unification
C. Jeffery/RS Federalism, Unification and European Integration
E. Kirchener The Federal Republic of Germany and NATO
B. Lippert German Unification and EC Integration


Backes/Jesse Politischer Extremismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
J. Blaschke ‘Gates of Immigration into the Federal Republic of Germany’, International Migration 1993, 361-88
R.C. Lewis Nazi Legacy: Right-wing Extremism in Postwar Germany
N. Rüthzel ‘Germany: One Race, One Nation?’, Race & Class 1990, 31-48
R. Stöss Politics against Democracy: Extreme Right in West Germany