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.
'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