German Foreign Policy

German Foreign Policy : Navigating a New Era

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Despite an array of predictions that Germany's foreign policy would be unable to adapt easily to the postunification, post-Cold War environment, it has in fact remained effective, even as it evolves in response to myriad challenges. Scott Erb analyzes German policy, with an emphasis on the transitions from 1980 to the present. Erb argues that Germany's success in dealing with a rapidly changing world rests on principles of multilateralism and cooperative institution building developed during the Cold War. These principles are especially well suited now, he finds, as interdependence and turbulence bring traditional notions of sovereignty and self-interest into question. Germany, he concludes, offers a sound model of foreign policy in an age of globalization.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 158 x 228 x 20mm | 498.96g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588261689
  • 9781588261687

Table of contents

Foreign Policy in a Brave New World. The Double Consensus: West German Foreign Policy, 1945-1980. Missiles and Protests: The Early 1980s. Uniting Germany and Ending the Cold War: 1985-1990. Uniting Europe: Germany and Integration, 1985-2002. Security and Conflict After the Cold War: From Iraq to Macedonia. Globalization, Terrorism, and German Policy at the Turn of the Century. Foreign Policy in Era of Globalization: The German Model.
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"Erb offers an intriguing view of Germany as a postmodern state.... an important contribution to the international relations literature." - Randall E. Newnham, Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus
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