1st Edition

The New Germany in the East Policy Agendas and Social Developments since Unification

Edited By Chris Flockton, Eva Kolinsky, Rosalind Pritchard Copyright 2000
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    The unification of Germany extended the economic and political system of the West to the East. This led to a "problematic normalization" as East Germans adjusted to uncertainties in employment, education, family life and immigration. This work considers the problems of the socialist legacy.

    The new Germany in the East - an introduction, Chris Flockton et al. Part 1 The new Germany in Europe: political transition, social transformation and the welfare agenda, Steen Mangen; towards a new deal? recasting social policy in Europe, Ilona Oster; policy agendas and the economy in Germany and Europe, Chris Flockton. Part 2 Ten years on - the new Germany since unification: perceptions of GDR society and its transformation ten years after unity, Mike Dennis; employment, gender and the dual transformation in Germany, Hildegard Maria Nickel; pre-school education and childcare in East Germany, Rosalind Pritchard; unexpected newcomers - asylum seekers and other non-Germans in the new Lander, Eva Kolinsky ; legacies of exclusion - the memory of terror and the creation of civil values in the new Bundeslander, Anthony Glees. Part 3 Social experiences and attitude change: mother-child interactions at the passage from childhood to youth - a comparison of East and West German families, Beate Schuster; parenting in times of social transformation, Harald Uhlendorff; investigating change in the way children deal with time, Dieter Kirchhofer; managing unemployment - experiences and strategies of women in the new Bundeslander, Vanessa Beck violence against women - sexual offences and victim support in Saxony-Anhait, Ingrid Holzler; recasting civil society in East Germany, Jonathan Grix.


    Chris Flockton, Eva Kolinsky, Rosalind Pritchard

    'This book is a timely, fascinating and thought provoking review of the new eastern German states some ten years after unification ... strongly recommended for all who take an interest in the process of transition generally and eastern German adjustment in particular.' - Political Studies