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Germany's Foreign Policy of Reconciliation From Enmity to Amity

ISBN-10: 0742526127

ISBN-13: 9780742526129

Edition: 2012

Authors: Lily Gardner Feldman

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List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/2/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 412
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgements
The Narrowness and Breadth of Reconciliation in the International Arena
On Understanding Reconciliation
The Disciplines
The Defect in Christian Theology for Studying Reconciliation
Moral Reconciliation without Forgiveness: The Philosophers' Contribution
Reconciliation as Healing and Trust: The Social-Psychological Contribution
The Centrality of Justice: Legal Perspectives
Institutions and Political Culture: Political Science and History Perspectives
A Model for Reconciliation
History
Leadership
Institutions
International Context
Germany's Foreign Policy of Reconciliation
Responsibility and Realism: The Contours of German Foreign Policy as Context for External Reconciliation
The Adenauer Era, 1949-1966: Integration into the West
Reconciliation as a Government Priority
Reconciliation and Public Opinion: A General Absence
The Brandt Era, 1966-1974: Ostpolitik
Reconciliation in the East and the West: Governments and Societies
Reconciliation and Public Opinion: Increasingly Positive Attitudes
The Schmidt-Kohl Era, 1974-1989: Policies of Balance
Reconciliation in the West and the East: New Forms
Reconciliation and Public Opinion: A Reflection of Official Views?
The Kohl Era, 1989-1998: The New Multilateralism
Reconciliation across Europe: Transferring the Model and Articulating the Policy
Reconciliation and Public Opinion: Stable Attitudes
The Schr�der-Fischer Era, 1998-2005: Idealism and Realism
Reconciliation: A Dominant Theme
Reconciliation and Public Opinion: Change and Continuity
The Merkel Era, 2005-2009: A Unified Approach of Values and Pragmatism
Reconciliation: An Internalized, Integrated, and Normalized Phenomenon
Reconciliation and Public Opinion: The Stability of Mixed Views
Conclusion
German Foreign Policy
Reconciliation
Public Opinion
Germany's Relations with France: From Enmity to Amity
History
The Past as Stimulus
Acknowledging Grievances
The Past as Present
Organizations
Symbolic Events
Leadership
Institutions
Non-governmental Institutions
Catalysts
Complements
Conduits
Governmental Institutions
1963-1988
1988-2003
2003-2005
2005-2009
International Context
Global Influence
France and Germany in the EU
Conclusion
Germany's Relations with Israel: From Abyss to Miracle
History
The Past as Stimulus
Acknowledging Grievances
The Past as Present
Organizations in Germany
Israel-Centered Organizations
Anti-Semitism
Symbolic Events
Leadership
Institutions
Non-governmental Institutions
Catalysts
Complements
Conduits
Competitors
Governmental Institutions
1965-1980
1981-1989
1990-2004
2005: The Fortieth Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
2006-2009
International Context
Global Influence
German-Israeli Relations and the EU
Conclusion
Germany's Relations with Poland: From Community of Disputes to Close Partnership
History
The Past as Stimulus
Acknowledging Grievances
The Past as Present
Organizations
Restitution and Reparations
Expulsion
Symbolic Events
Leadership
Institutions
Non-governmental Institutions
Catalysts
Complements
Conduits
Competitors
Governmental Institutions
1970-1989
1989-2000
2000-2007
2007-2009
International Context
Global Influence
EU Membership
Conclusion
Germany's Relations with the Czech Republic: From Community of Conflict to Predictable Friendship
History
The Past as Stimulus
Acknowledging Grievances
The Past as Present
Organizations
Restitution and Expulsion
Symbolic Events
Leadership
Institutions
Non-governmental Institutions
Catalysts
Complements
Conduits
Competitors
Governmental Institutions
1989-1996
1997-2004
2005-2009
International Context
The End of Communism
The Forum of the EU
The EU Constitution
Conclusion
Comparison and Prescription
Comparative Lessons
History
Leadership
Institutions
Non-governmental Institutions
Governmental Institutions
International Context
Prescription: Lessons for Japan?
The Growing Relevance of the German Experience for Japan
The Four Dimensions of Reconciliation and the Japanese Case
History
Leadership
Institutions
International Context
Appendix
Comparative Timeline of Germany's Reconciliation with France, Israel, Poland, and Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, 1945-2009
Selected Bibliography
Interviews
Index
About the Author