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German Politics and Society

Aims & Scope

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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

Current Issue

Volume 35, Issue 1, Spring 2017


Wal-Mart Goes to Germany: Culture, Institutions, and the Limits of Globalization
Matthias Kaelberer

Cues for Integration: Foreign Policy Beliefs and German Parliamentarians’ Support for European Integration
A. Burcu Bayram

Germany and Russia Since Reunification: Continuity, Change, and the Role of Leaders
Randall Newnham


Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Germany: A Case of “Good, but Could Do Better”
Dan Hough

Book Reviews

Yulia Komska, The Icon Curtain: The Cold War’s Quiet Border (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Reviewed by Jeffrey Luppes

Robert C. Holub, Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem. Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016).
Reviewed by Klaus L. Berghahn

Stephen F. Szabo, Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-economics (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).
Reviewed by Meredith Heiser-Duron

Juan Espindola, Transitional Justice after German Reunification: Exposing Unofficial Collaborators (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Reviewed by Sara Jones

Jost Hermand, Das Liebe Geld! Eigentumsverhältnisse in der deutschen Literatur (Cologne: Böhlau, 2015).
Reviewed by Klaus L. Berghahn

Simon Ward, Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin: Framing the Asynchronous City, 1957-2012 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016).
Reviewed by Marcus Colla

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