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 33, Issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2015


Zeitgeist: What Does It Mean to Be German in the Twenty-First Century?
Edited by Isabelle Hertner, Joanne Sayner, and Sarah Colvin


Introduction–The Importance of Being German: Narratives and Identities in the Berlin Republic
Joanne Sayner, Isabelle Hertner, and Sarah Colvin

Germany and Its Eurozone Crisis Policy: The Impact of the Country’s Ordoliberal Heritage
Rainer Hillebrand

Has Germany “Fallen out of Love” with Europe? The Eurozone Crisis and the “Normalization” of Germany’s European Identity
Charlotte Galpin

Germany’s Strategic Narrative of the Eurozone Crisis
Isabelle Hertner and Alister Miskimmon

Under Pressure? The Anglicisms Debate in Contemporary Germany as a Barometer of German National Identity Today
William Dodd

The Language Question in Contemporary Germany: The Challenges of Multilingualism
Patrick Stevenson

“Migrant” Writing and the Re-Imagined Community: Discourses of Inclusion/Exclusion
Máiréad Nic Craith

Tendentiousness and Topicality: Buchenwald and Antifascism as Sites of GDR Memory
Helmut Peitsch and Joanne Sayner

(Extra)ordinary Life: The Rhetoric of Representing the Socialist Everyday after Unification
Sara Jones

Collecting Communism: Private Museums of Everyday Life under Socialism in Former East Germany
Jonathan Bach

Berlin as a Terrain of Cultural Policy: Outline of a Struggle
Wilfried van der Will

Picturing the New Berlin: Filmic Representations of the Post-Unification Capital
Rob Burns

Violence in the Age of Digital Reproducibility: Political Form in Valeska Grisebach’s Longing (Sehnsucht) (2006)
Leila Mukhida