Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture
Edited by Sarah Colvin
Routledge – 2013 – 400 pages
The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture provides a comprehensive account of Germany in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many of the leading scholars of German politics & society, the Handbook features over 30 chapters which are organized to provide unparalleled analysis of this complex and fascinating subject. The main subjects covered in each of the main sections include:
This is an essential reference work for all those with an interest in German politics and society.
PART ONE. Pathways to contemporary Germany 1. The History of a European Nation (Professor Ute Frevert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin) 2. Humanität, Bildung, Kultur: Germany’s Civilizing Mission (Professor Ritchie Robertson, University of Oxford) 3. Regimes, Experiences, and Identities (Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London) 4. The Memory of Twentieth-Century Warfare: Dresden in Global Cultural Memory (Professor Anne Fuchs, University of St Andrews) 5. From Bonn to Berlin (Professor Jeffrey Anderson, Georgetown) PART TWO. The Berlin Republic 6. Germany’s System of Government and the Constitution (Dr Eric Langenbacher, Georgetown University) 7. Party Politics and Electoral Behaviour (Professor Thomas Saalfeld and Professor Harald Schoen, University of Bamberg) 8. From DDR-Bürger to Glocal Denizen: The Political Anthropology of Unification (Professor Laurence McFalls, University of Montreal) 9. The Normalization of German Citizenship under the Berlin Republic (Professor Simon Green, Aston University, and Dr Helen Williams, Nottingham) 10. Visual Culture in the Berlin Republic (Professor Andrew Webber, University of Cambridge) 11. Theatre in the Berlin Republic (Dr Christel Weiler, Freie Universität, Berlin) PART THREE. Society and diversity 12. Identity in Diversity in the Kulturnation: Regional and National Identities (Professor Wilfried van der Will, Birmingham, and Professor Rob Burns, Warwick) 13. Religious Diversity (Professor Volkhard Krech, University of Bochum) 14. Gender and Sexuality (Dr Clare Bielby, University of Hull, and Dr Frauke Matthes, University of Edinburgh) 15 . Germany’s Greying Culture: Aging in the Federal Republic (Professor Stuart Taberner, University of Leeds) 16. Immigration and Integration (Professor Randall Hansen and Dr Alex Street, University of Toronto) 17. The Politics of Wellbeing (Dr Patricia Hogwood, University of Westminster) PART FOUR. Germany and Europe 18. The Politics, Economics and Aesthetics of Europe in German Film (Professor Paul Cooke, University of Leeds) 19. Transnational Germany in the European Cultural Context (Professor Fatima El Tayeb, University of California, San Diego) Chapter 20. Germany and EU Policymaking (Professor Willie Paterson, Aston University/ University of Birmingham) Chapter 21. The German Approach to Finance in the European Context (Professor Lothar Funk, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf) Chapter 22. German Industry and Environmental Policymaking (Professor Rainer Hillebrand, Fulda University of Applied Sciences) PART FIVE. Germany and the World 23. German Foreign Policy: The Impact of ‘Embedded Hegemony’ in Europe and the world (Professor Beverley Crawford, University of California, Berkeley) 24. Globalization and Europeanization as Drivers of the German Growth Model. (Professor Kurt Hübner, University of British Columbia) 25. Recurring Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation in German-American Relations, 1945-2012 (Professor James Sperling, University of Akron) 26. German Multilateralism and Relations of the ‘Trading State Germany’ (Middle East, East Asia) (Professor Hanns W. Maull, University of Trier) 27. Germany, Sport and International Prestige (Dr Jonathan Grix, Birmingham) 28. Overcoming the Past: The Cultural Outreach of Postwar Germany (Professor Gregory Paschalidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Sarah Colvin is Professor of Contemporary Germany and Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.