Germany and European Order

Author: Adrian Hyde-Price
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719054280
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This study evaluates Germany's role in the new Europe, from claims that the "Berlin Republic" will be a new hegemony, to arguments that Germany remains essentially a civilian power committed to multi-lateral integration and pan-European cooperation. Adrian Hyde-Price examines the the present European order, and outlines an innovative framework for analyzing German foreign and security policy, drawing on the insights of social constructivism and classical realism. German policy towards the eastern enlargement of NATO and the EU is also examined closely. The book concludes by evaluating Germany's potential contribution to the forging of a stable peace order in Europe.

Germany Poland and Europe

Author: Marcin Zaborowski
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719068164
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Introduction; 1: Europeanization and Polish-German relations; 2: Interlocking conflict of interests: 1944-1948; 3: Europeanization despite the Cold War?: 1956-1988; 4: Between conflict and co- operation: 1989-1991; 5: Fostering strategic congruence: NATO and EU enlargements 1991-1998; 6: EU Enlargement in Polish-German relations.

Germany s European Diplomacy

Author: Simon Bulmer
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719058554
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Germany's size, economic weight and recent history mark it out as the key state in the European Union. This text examines German influence in the EU through its creation of a milieu of multilateral cooperation permitting its interests to flourish.

German Electoral Politics

Author: Geoffrey K. Roberts
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781847792327
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The study of German electoral politics has been neglected of late, despite being one of the most pervasive elements of the German political process Geoffrey Roberts exciting new book argues that concentration on electoral politics facilitates deeper understanding and appreciation of German political system It provides explanations and analysis of the federal electoral system, its evolution and the challenges which have been made to its format; discusses the role of electoral politics in relation to political parties It goes on to evaluate the effectiveness of the German electoral system in relation to its functions, and challenges the premise that electoral politics makes a difference in Germany Ultimately the book aims to reconcile the apparently limited role which elections have in determining the composition of governments with the notion that there is a permanent election campaign in existence in German politics

The Enlargement of the European Union and NATO

Author: Wade Jacoby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521682084
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In 2004 the European Union and NATO each added ten new member states, most from the post-communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. In order to prepare for membership, these countries had to make many thousands of institutional and legal adjustments. Indeed, they often tried to modernize in just a few years, implementing practices that evolved over many decades in Western Europe. This book emphasizes the way that policy elites in Central and Eastern Europe often 'ordered from the menu' of established Western practices. When did this emulation of Western practices succeed and when did it result in a fiasco? Professor Jacoby examines empirical cases in agriculture, regional policy, consumer protection, health care, civilian control of the military, and military professionalism from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. The book addresses debates in institutionalist theory, including conditionality, Europeanization, and external influences on democratic and market transitions.

Germany Poland and the Common Security and Defence Policy

Author: L. Chappell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007850
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A comparative analysis of an old and new EU Member State's perceptions of and contributions to EU security and defence. This book focuses on change and continuity in both countries' defence policies and where convergence and divergence has occurred. This has important implications for the EU's effectiveness as an international security actor.

Uncertain Europe

Author: Martin Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134559410
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This timely book considers the topical issue of the enlargement processes of the European Union and NATO. The contributors examine issues including: the dual enlargement process and German and Russian relationships with it; NATO and the pan-European security agenda; East European reactions to enlargement; and concepts of security in the new Europe. This book provides a cohesive overview of the pan-European security debate and is an essential resource for students and academics interested in the development of the European Union.

The Future of the German Economy

Author: Rebecca Harding
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This text offers an interpretation of German economic performance. It covers economic policy & macroeconomic performance since the election of the Schroeder government, innovation & the future of the corporate model in a global era.