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German Politics and Society

Aims & Scope

German Politics and Society is a joint publication of the BMW Center for German and European Studies (of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These centers are represented by their directors on the journal's Editorial Committee.

German Politics and Society is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn Journals. It is the only American publication that explores issues in modern Germany from the combined perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural studies.

The journal provides a forum for critical analysis and debate about politics, history, film, literature, visual arts, and popular culture in contemporary Germany. Every issue includes contributions by renowned scholars commenting on recent books about Germany.

German Politics and Society is now available on JSTOR!


Subjects: German Studies, Politics, Sociology, History, Economics, Cultural Studies



Current Issue

Volume 33, Issue 4, Winter 2015


Special Issue
Green Politics in Germany

Edited by Stephen Milder and Konrad H. Jarausch


Renewing Democracy: The Rise of Green Politics in West Germany
Stephen Milder and Konrad H. Jarausch


Between Grassroots Protest and Green Politics: The Democratic Potential of the 1970s Antinuclear Activisim
Stephen Milder

“Thinking Green!” (and Feminist): Female Activism and the Greens from Wyhl to Bonn
Sarah E. Summers

A Brief Cosmogeny of the West German Green Party
Belinda Davis

“Enemies at the Gate:” The West German Greens and Their Arrival at the Bundestag—Between Old Ideals and New Challenges
Silke Mende

Petra Kelly, International Green Leader:  On Biography and the Peace Movement as Resources of Power in West German Politics, 1979-1983
Saskia Richter

Politics of Emotions: Journalistic Reflections on the Emotionality of the West German Peace Movement, 1979-1984
Friederike Brühöfener

Alive and Well into the Fourth Decade of Their Bundestag Presence: A Tally of the Greens’ Impact on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Political Life and Public Culture
Andrei S. Markovits and Joseph Klaver

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