As Germany celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany--the former West Germany-- major students take inventory during this quantity of the political, social, and financial development Germany made because it equipped a democratic political method and a strong economic climate, survived the chilly struggle, and handled the demanding situations of reunification.
The members handle matters akin to Germany's reaction to extremists, the advance of a pro civil carrier, judicial evaluation, the upkeep of the welfare nation, the character of latest German nationalism, and Germany's function within the world.
Contributors are Thomas Banchoff, Thomas U. Berger, Patricia Davis, Ernst Haas, Jost Halfmann, Christard Hoffmann, Carl-Lugwig Holtfrerich, Donald P. Kommers, Wolfgang Krieger, Peter Krueger, Gregg O. Kvistad, Ludger Lindlar, Charles Maier, Andrei Markovitz, Peter Merkl, Claus Offe, Simon Reich, and Michaela Richter.
John S. Brady and Sarah Elise Wiliarty are doctoral applicants within the division of Political technological know-how, collage of California, Berkeley. Beverly Crawford is Professor of Political technological know-how, Senior Lecturer in Political economic climate of business Societies, and affiliate Director, heart for German and ecu reviews, collage of California, Berkeley.