Reunification in West German party politics from Westbindung to Ostpolitik / Joost Kleuters.

Author
Kleuters, Joost [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Description
ix, 203 p. ; 23 cm

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Series
New perspectives in German political studies [More in this series]
Summary note
"This book combines new thinking in International Relations theory and Foreign Policy Analysis with original historical research concerning West German party politics in the 1950s and 1960s and the struggle between the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats on the issue of how reunification should be approached, from Adenauer's policy of Westbindung to Brandt's Ostpolitik. It contributes to theory formation on international politics and foreign policy by using the Federal Republic as a crucial case study on "strategic states" in international politics and at the same time adds to the historiography of the German question and West German reunification policy. The result is a compelling, detailed narrative with a clear focus on theoretical relevance concerning foreign policy decision-making. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of German politics, German History, European Studies, and Foreign Policy."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-197) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Between Continuity and Change: Ostpolitik and the Constructivist Approach Revisited -- Westbindung instead of Wiedervereinigung -- Reunification Policy under Pressure: Taking the Offensive -- The Christian Democrats Stick, the Social Democrats Swing -- A Tale of Three Cities: Bonn, Berlin and Washington -- Adenauer's Long Shadow -- Ostpolitik on Hold -- Crossing the Rubicon: Brandt's Ostpolitik -- Summary and Conclusions.
ISBN
  • 9780230301672
  • 0230301673
LCCN
2012034946
OCLC
794708845
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