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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

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 35, Issue 3, Autumn 2017


Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection? Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisi
Alexandra Hennessy

Borderland of the Mind: The Free City of Danzig and the Sovereignty Question
Elizabeth M. Clark

Germany: From Civilian Power to a Geo-economic Shaping Power
Stephen F. Szabo


The Costs of German Division: A Research Report
Werner Pfennig

Book Reviews

Louise K. Davidson-Schmich, Gender Quotas and Democratic Participation: Recruiting Candidates for Elective Office in Germany (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Joyce Marie Mushaben

Bradley Naranch and Geoff Eley, ed. German Colonialism in a Global Age (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014)
JReviewed by Shelley Baranowski

Andrew C. Gould and Anthony M. Messina, ed., Europe's Contending Identities: Supranationalism, Ethnoregionalism, Religion, and New Nationalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)
Reviewed by Trevor J. Allen

Kathrin Fahlenbrach Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth, eds, Protest Cultures. A Companion (New York: Berghahn Books, 2016)
Reviewed by Sabine von Mering

Udi Greenberg, The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014)
Reviewed by Stephen Milder

Heinrich August Winkler, The Age of Catastrophe: A History of the West, 1914-1945, trans. S. Spencer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015)
Reviewed by Volker Prott

Philipp Ther, Europe Since 1989. A History, trans. Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Peter C. Pfeiffer

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