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 3, Autumn 2015


Germany’s Green Energy Revolution: Challenging the Theory and Practice of Institutional Change
Carol Hager

“We don’t want your ‘peace’ …”The West German Antiwar Movement, Youth Protest, and the Peace Movement at the Beginning of the 1980s
Hanno Balz

From Amity to Enmity: German Russian Relations in the Post Cold War Period 
Jennifer A. Yoder


Was Hitler Ill? A Response to Eberle and Neumann
Robert M. Kaplan

Review Essay

Mission Accomplished: Erika Steinbach and the Center Against Expulsions in Berlin
Erika Steinbach, Die Macht der Erinnerung, 2nd ed. (Vienna: Universitas Verlag, 2011) 
Jeffrey Luppes

Book Reviews

Konrad H. Jarausch, United Germany: Debating Processes and Prospects (New York: Berghahn, 2013)
Reviewed by Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

Nick Hodgin and Caroline Pearce, ed. The GDR Remembered: Representations of the East German State since 1989 (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2011)
Reviewed by Jennifer A. Yoder

Andrew Demshuk, The Lost German East. Forced Migration and the Politics of Memory, 1945-1970 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Friederike Eigler

Peter H. Merkl, Small Town & Village in Bavaria: The Passing of a Way of Life (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012)
Reviewed by Joyce M. Mushaben

Barbara Thériault, The Cop and the Sociologist. Investigating Diversity in German Police Forces (Bielefeld: transcript, 2013)
Reviewed by Alexandra Schwell

Clare Bielby, Violent Women in Print: Representations in the West German Print Media of the 1960s and 1970s (Rochester: Camden House, 2012)
Reviewed by Katharina Karcher

Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, and Alexander M. Martin, ed., Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914-1945 (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Jennifer A. Yoder