Titel: Coming of Age
Autor/en: Helga Haftendorn
German Foreign Policy Since 1945.
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
28. Januar 2006 - kartoniert - 452 Seiten
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 knowledgeable study invaluable.
Chapter 1: Foreign Policy in the Center of Europe: An Introduction
Chapter 2: The Formative Phase of the Federal Republic
Chapter 3: Basic Decisions on European Policy
Chapter 4: The Federal Republic of Germany in the Atlantic Alliance
Chapter 5: The German Democratic Republic as the Second German State
Chapter 6: Ostpolitik and Detente: Rapprochement with the East
Chapter 7: The Economic Miracle Becomes the Locomotive of the Western Economy
Chapter 8: From the NATO Double-Track Decision to the Double-Zero Solution
Chapter 9: The Road to Reunification
Chapter 10: The European Community and the Path to the European Union
Chapter 11: New Challenges after the End of the East-West Conflict
Chapter 12: From Self-Restraint to Assertion: Conclusions
Helga Haftendorn is professor emeritus, Free University of Berlin.
A sober and intelligent overview of German foreign policy in the whole post-World War II period written by one of the most important people in the field. It offers an invaluable historical perspective on Germany's relations today with the rest of the world, especially the United States. -- Marc Trachtenberg, University of California, Los Angeles Americans will have to take a new look at Germany after the break over the war in Iraq. This book is a good place to start. It is the best single introduction to contemporary German foreign policy in English. Professor Haftendorn knows both her subject and her audience well and conveys a complex history in a clear and accessible style. -- Stephen F. Szabo, Johns Hopkins University Praise for the German Edition A clear and balanced account of the main historical developments?.A most valuable and illuminating interpretation of the last half-century of German foreign policy: it not only meets Ranke?s test of recording ?how it actually happened,? but also explains why decisions were taken, and what their consequences were... -- Roger Morgan International Affairs this title is to be welcomed as the first major overview of postwar German foreign policy in English since Wolfram F. Hanrieder's Germany, America, Europe: Forty Years of German Foreign Policy, which first appeared in 1989. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, May 2007 A lucid and balanced analysis of Germany's diplomatic evolution and role in the world, especially in the realm of security and strategic issues. It will be a very useful book in courses on postwar Germany. -- Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University Praise for the German Edition A clear and balanced account of the main historical developments...A most valuable and illuminating interpretation of the last half-century of German foreign policy: it not only meets Ranke's test of recording 'how it actually happened,' but also explains why decisions were taken, and what their consequences were. -- Roger Morgan International Affairs