1st Edition

Modern Germany Politics, Society and Culture

Edited By Peter James Copyright 1998
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Germany has undergone exciting developments since re-unification and now faces important challenges as a nation at the very heart of Europe. Modern Germany illuminates contemporary political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the new Germany. This wide-ranging study: explains the electoral, political and Federal systems; chronicles recent changes in the German economy and industry; describes the recent reforms to the German language; discusses problems in higher education and social provision; examines the developing relationship between Germany and its neighbours; includes in-depth treatment of Germany's coming to terms with its past; and discusses developments in culture and media Modern Germany presents an analysis of the key features of life in modern Germany. It provides an accessible introduction for students of German and European studies or the German language at all levels.

    Introduction 1 The new Germany eight years on 2 Berlin: the new capital 3 The federal framework 4 Government and the political parties 5 Investing in Germany: Standort Deutschland 6 Social provision 7 Education, training and the workplace 8 The Nazi legacy: coming to terms with the past 9 The media landscape 10 Culture 11 German language 12 Germany and Europe


    Peter James is Principal Lecturer in German Language and Politics and Head of German, Department of Modern Languages, University of Northumbria, Newcastle.