German unification has proven to be a complex, multidimensional process rather than a single political event. Four years after political unification, Germany continues to confront formidable economic, social, and cultural challenges in the unification process. This volume examines some of economic, social and legal aspects of the unification process four years after political unification was achieved.
Foreword -- Preface -- German Unification: Economic Aspects -- Introduction -- Whither the Treuhandanstalt? -- The Politics of Restructuring Business Enterprises in the Former GDR: The Case of EKO Stahl -- Less than a Universe of Difference: Evaluating the Reality of German Finance -- Germany at Maastricht: Diplomacy and Domestic Politics -- Standort Deutschland: Can a Changing Germany Compete in the Changing World Market? -- German Unification: Social and Cultural Consequences -- Introduction -- Passages: East-West by North-South -- A Quiet Land: Reflections on Dictatorship in East Germany -- Slouching Toward Capitalism: Cultural Transformation in Leipzig 1993 -- Rightist Violence as a Youth Phenomenon in United Germany -- German Unification: Comparative Legal Issues -- Introduction -- “Let the Advertiser Beware”: Restrictions on Comparative and Misleading Advertising Under German Unfair Competition Law -- No More Strangers, but Fellow Citizens: Minority Protection Laws in the United States and Germany -- Legal Ethics as Market Interference: The Example of the German Residency Requirements -- Alumni Conference Speeches -- Germany in a New Europe -- Pan-European Policy After the End of the East-West Conflict: German Foreign Policy Needs New Concepts -- The Need for Civil Courage -- Chronology of German Unification -- Articles of the German Law with Respect to Unification