German Politics and Society

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Editor: Jeffrey J. Anderson, Georgetown University
Managing Editor/Book Review Editor: Eric Langenbacher, Georgetown University

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 32, Issue 4, Winter 2014



Difficult Decisions: The GAL and “Schwarz-Grün” in Hamburg
Alice Cooper

The Higher the Better? A Comparative Analysis of Sociodemographic Characteristics and Human Capital of German Federal Government Members
Katrin Scharfenkamp and Alexander Dilger

Losing Literature: The Reduction of the GDR to History
Elizabeth Katherine Steding


Eastern German Cooperative Farming: On the Cusp of a New Generation
Dylan Bennett


Rebecca Pates and Maximilian Schochow, ed., Der “Ossi:” Mikropolitische Studien über einen symbolischen Ausländer
Reviewed by René Wolfsteller

Lisa Pine, Education in Nazi Germany
Reviewed by Gregory Baldi

Stephen J. Silvia, Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era
Reviewed by Volker Berghahn

Egbert Klautke, The Mind of the Nation: Völkerpsychologie in Germany, 1851-1955
Reviewed by David Freis

Damani J. Partridge, Hypersexuality and Headscarves: Race, Sex and Citizenship in the New Germany
Reviewed by Myra Marx Ferree

Moshe Zimmerman, Deutsche gegen Deutsche: Das Schicksal der Juden, 1938-1945
Reviewed by Noga Wolf

Zara Steiner, The Triumph of the Dark: European International History, 1933-1939
Reviewed by Volker Prott

Stefan Berger and Norman La Porte, Friendly Enemies: Britain and the GDR, 1949-1990
Reviewed by Meredith Heiser-Duron