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Coming of Age German Foreign Policy Since 1945

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ISBN-10: 0742538761

ISBN-13: 9780742538764

Edition: 2006

Authors: Helga Haftendorn

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In this authoritative book, the only work to cover the full sweep of German foreign policy since the end of World War II, noted scholar Helga Haftendorn explores Germany's remarkable recovery from wartime defeat and destruction. Through a chronological series of case studies, her book offers a document-based account of sixty years of German policymaking. Tracing both continuity and change in foreign affairs, the author emphasizes especially the importance of membership in the European Union, joining NATO, integration of the German economy into the world market, and reunification. Scholars and students of contemporary Germany, Europe, and East-West relations will find this nuanced and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Foreign Policy in the Center of Europe: An Introduction
The Formative Phase of the Federal Republic
Basic Decisions on European Policy
The Federal Republic of Germany in the Atlantic Alliance
The Germany Democratic Republic as the Second German State
Ostpolitik and Detente: Rapproachement with the East
The "Economic Miracle" Becomes the Locomotive of the Western Economy
From the NATO Double-Track Decision to the Double-Zero Solution
The Road to Reunification
The European Community and the Path to the European Union
New Challenges after the End of the East-West Conflict
From Self-Restraint to Assertion: Conclusions
Selected Bibliography
About the Author