This book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive look at the German Democratic Republic, focusing on domestic political and social change. It addresses education, intellectual life, the military, foreign relations, the economy, and the customary subjects of politics and governmental direction.
1. Introduction: The GDR in Perspective 2. The State in the Developed Socialist Society 3. The Rise and Fall of the New Economic System 4. Participation and Ideology 5. Official Nationalism 6. Intellectuals and System Change 7. Literature and Political Culture 8. The Framework of Foreign Policy 9. Detente and the Military 10. International Political Communication 11. Continuity and Change Since Ulbricht