From Post-war To Post-wall Generations: Changing Attitudes Towards The National Question And Nato In The Federal Republic Of Germany, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

From Post-war To Post-wall Generations

Changing Attitudes Towards The National Question And Nato In The Federal Republic Of Germany, 1st Edition

By Joyce Marie Mushaben

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In 1984, Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Andreotti aptly summarized popular perception of the divided nationality of the two Germanys, East and West: "There are two German states, and two they shall remain." Few would have disagreed. By the 1980s, both German states had come to occupy respected niches in the international community. Still, neither

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Evolution of National-Security Consciousness in the Postwar German Federal Republic, 1949-1995 -- The Problem of Generations: Identity-Formation and the New "Unencumberedness" -- What Does It Mean to Be German? From Beethoven to Bitburg, From Demagogues to Democrats -- Perceptions of the Other Germany: "Reunification Maybe, But I'd Hate to Take My Vacation There" -- Partnership and Its Discontents: Assessing the Federal Republic's Role in NATO -- Successor Generations and Security Doctrine: "Deterrence, Yes, But Not in My Backyard" -- Generational Differences and the Gender Gap: Identity and Security Consciousness Among West German Women -- What It Means to Be Non-German: After Unity, the Deluge -- Conclusion: From Two States in One Nation to One Volk in Two Cultures -- Interview Questionnaire: FRG-German Identity -- Participants in Structured Interviews -- CC-Member Organizations According to Primary Constituency, Activity Field, or Task Domain -- Appendix D -- The Constitutional Bases of German Citizenship

About the Author

Mushaben, Joyce Marie

Subject Categories

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POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General