This book examines the current and historical dimensions of relations between the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany, focusing on the complex economic issues that make the two countries interdependent and on the resulting policy implications. The contributors analyze the reasons for increasingly problematic relations between the United States and West Germany, arguing that the situation is exacerbated by the inadequate understanding Americans often have of the changing nature of society, politics, and culture in West Germany.
Table of Contents
Westview Replica Editions -- Foreword -- The Context of German-American Relations: An Introduction -- Germany and the United States: Some Historical Parallels and Differences and their Reflection in Attitudes toward Foreign Policy -- Cultural Change and Generation Change in Postwar Western Germany -- The West Germans, Western Democracy, and Western Ties in the Light of Public Opinion Research -- Religion and Politics in Germany and in German- American Relations -- The Integration and Divergence of German and American Economic Interests -- The Economic Relations of the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America -- American Forces in the Federal Republic: Past, Current and Future -- Squaring Many Circles: West German Security Policy between Deterrence, Detente and Alliance -- Policy Implications of Development and the Present Status of U.S.-German Relations: A German Point of View -- Sustaining the American- German Relationship in a Time of Strategic and Attitudinal Change -- Conclusion: German-American Relations and “The Return of the Repressed”
"James A. Cooney is executive director of the McCloy German Scholars Program and adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Gordon A. Craig is J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Stanford University. Hans Peter Schwarz is professor of political science and director of the Institute for Political Science and European Issues at the University of Cologne. Fritz Stern is past provost and Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University."