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German Politics and Society

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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


Forthcoming Issue

Volume 34, Issue 3, Autumn 2016



Making Space for Sanctions: The Economics of German Natural Gas Imports from Russia, 1982 and 2014 Compared
Stephen G. Gross

The Alternative Liste Westberlin and the Evolution of the West German Left
Keith Alexander


Making Friends: Volunteers and Refugees in Germany
Joachim Häberlen

German Debts: Entangled Histories of the Greek-German Relationship and Their Varied Effects
Klaus Neumann

Book Reviews

Jon Berndt Olsen, Tailoring Truth: Politicizing the Past and Negotiating Memory in East Germany, 1945-1990 (New York: Berghahn Books, 2015)
Reviewed by Jonathan Bach

Micahel Krüger, Christian Becker, and Stefan Nielsen, German Sports, Doping, and Politics: A History of Performance Enhancement (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
Reviewed by Heather L. Dichter

Susanne Rinner, The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination: Transnational Memories of Protest and Dissent (New York: Berghahn Books, 2013)
Reviewed by Kirkland Alexander Fulk

Kristen Kopp, Germany’s Wild East: Constructing Poland as Colonial Space (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Alexander Wochnik

Sean Ireton and Caroline Schaumann, eds., Heights of Reflection: Mountains in the German Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century (Rochester: Camden House, 2013)
Reviewed by Wilko Graf von Hardenberg

Frank Uekötter, The Greenest Nation? A New History of German Environmentalism (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014)
Reviewed by Carol Hager

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