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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 36, Issue 3, Autumn 2018


Where to Now? Germany Rethinks its Energy Transition
Josephine Moore and Thane Gustafson

Germany and the United States: Whither “Partners in Leadership”?
Matthew Rhodes

Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament: Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context
Lars Rensmann


Antisemitism in the “Alternative for Germany” Party
Samuel Salzborn

Review Essay

Herr or Hüter of the Constitution? The First Fifty Years in the History of the German Federal Constitutional Court
Manfred H. Wiegandt

Book Reviews

David D. Kim, Cosmopolitan Parables: Trauma and Responsibility in Contemporary Germany (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2017).
Reviewed by Helga Druxes

Johann Chapoutot, Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe’s Classical Past, Richard R. Nybakken, trans. (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Christopher Thomas Goodwin

Kimberly Mair, Guerrilla Aesthetics: Art, Memory, and the West German Urban Guerrilla (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Catriona Corke

David B. Audretsch and Erik E. Lehmann, The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in an Era of Global Turbulence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Reviewed by Carol Hager

Craig Morris and Arne Jungjohann, Energy Democracy. Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016)
Reviewed by Sabine von Mering

Peter Polek-Springer, Recovered Territory: A German-Polish Conflict over Land and Culture, 1919-1989 (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015)
Reviewed by Randall Newnham

Manuel Borutta and Jan C. Jansen, ed. Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France: Comparative Perspectives (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016)
Reviewed by Jeff Luppes

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