Safeguarding German-American Relations in the New Century

Safeguarding German-American Relations in the New Century : Understanding and Accepting Mutual Differences

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This volume is concerned with the current state of affairs of the German-American relationship, the causes and sources of existing discontent, and opportunities for safeguarding the future of transatlantic relations. The chapters analyze domestic and foreign policies, political cultures, and compare trends in business relations, migration, culture, education, journalism, law, and religion. The book promotes a new understanding and valuation of commonalties and differences of basic values, national interests, and societal priorities in both nations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 160 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 544.32g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739115995
  • 9780739115992

Table of contents

1 Section 1: Transatlantic Relations 2 Introduction: New Challenges for Transatlantic Estrangement 2 The Bush Administration's Faith-Based Foreign Policy - A Matter of Transatlantic Estrangement 4 Beneath the Iceberg - Liberalism at CrossroadsExamining a Few Issues in the Current Ridt in German-American Relations Chapter 4 Drifting Apart: Cultural Dimensions of the Transatlantic Estrangement 6 Germans from Venus? The Out-of-Area Problems in US-German Relations 7 Transatlantic Economy:When the Political Goings Get Tough, the Tough Get Going 7 The Hunt for a Competitive Advantage: How PISA has Shaped Discussions over Educational Policy Reform in the US and German 8 Transatlantic Discourse? Reflections on Comparing Immigration and Immigrant Integration in the United States and Germany 9 Bonds that Hold: Germany and America in an Age of Turbulence 9 The New York Times and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Two Perspectives on the War in Iraq 10 Section 2: Transatlantic Comparisons 10 Wars Apart: The Second World War Memory Cultures of Germany and the United States 11 Celsius 9/11: Michael Moore's German Reception and the (Contemporary) Image of America 12 Ascetic Protestantism and American Uniqueness: The Political Cultures of Germany and the United States Compared 16 Conclusion: Transatlantic Relations-Probable Futures, and Desirable Outcomes
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Review quote

This book has a number of merits that should make it interesting and useful across disciplines. International Politics and Society What his rich set of essays does best is to present fresh and provocative perspectives on well-known-but often not well-understood- problems in German-American relations. -- Luke Nichter H-German, July 2007 Kurthen, Menendez-Alarcon, and Immerfall have compiled interesting and valuable reading for anyone seeking explanations for the dramatic deterioration of relations between the US and Germany (and the EU countries, too) after September 11, 2001... Recommended. CHOICE
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About Antonio V. Menendez-Alarcon

Hermann Kurthen is associate professor of sociology at Grand Valley State University. His publications in English include:Immigration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State in Germany and the United States (JAI, 1998). Antonio V. Menendez-Alarcon is associate professor of sociology at Butler University. He is the author ofThe Cultural Realm of European Integration (Greenwood, 2004) andPower and Television in Latin America (Westport, 1992). Stefan Immerfall is professor of sociology at Schwabisch Gmund University. His publications in English include:The New Politics of the Right (St. Martin's, 1998) andTerritoriality in the Globalizing Society (Springer, 1998).
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