ABSTRACT

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Germany has faced complex challenges. The rapid introduction of political, economic, and social union in 1990 joined East and West in an experiment without precedent, as the former German Democratic Republic adopted the structures of the Federal Republic of Germany. Related issues include the ado

chapter |11 pages

Introduction

ByPatricia J. Smith

part Part One|1 pages

Politics and Economics

chapter 1|17 pages

Institutional Destruction and Reconstruction in Eastern Germany

ByThomas A. Baylis

chapter 2|17 pages

Local Government and Politics Since the Wende 1

ByArthur A. Stahnke

chapter 4|18 pages

Xenophobia and Rightwing Extremism in Germany: The New Bundesländer

ByMolly C. Laster, Sabrina P. Ramet

chapter 5|16 pages

The Shadow of the Stasi

ByDavid Childs

part Part Two|1 pages

Culture, Society, and Religion

part Part Three|1 pages

Foreign Policy and Security

chapter 12|23 pages

The German Soldier and National Unity

ByDonald Abenheim

chapter 14|16 pages

Epilogue

ByDavid Childs