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Breakdown, breakup, breakthrough : Germany's difficult passage to modernity

Author: Carl F Lankowski; Andrei S Markovits
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 1999.
Series: Policies and institutions, v. 4.
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"Germany's institutional anatomy, its norms, and the spirits that animate it can only be properly understood if one takes into account such factors as its economic power and central position within Europe. This volume traces the difficult passage of German society to modernity offering new perspectives on the "German question," largely characterized by the absence of key ideological underpinnings of democracy in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Andrei S Markovits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl F Lankowski; Andrei S Markovits
ISBN: 1571812113 9781571812117 1571812822 9781571812827
OCLC Number: 41108488
Notes: "A festschrift for Andrei Markovits"--Page [vii].
Description: xix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Carl Lankowski --
Calvinism and Democracy: The Case of the Dutch Republic (1555-1787) / Philip S. Gorski --
Liberalization and Democratization in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Germany in Comparative Perspective / Thomas Ertman --
Germany on the Global Stage: The U.S.-German Relationship after Unification / Karen Donfried --
The Politics of Adapting Organized Capitalism: United Germany, the New Europe, and Globalization / Christopher S. Allen --
The "Storm before the Calm": Labor Markets, Unemployment, and Standort Deutschland / Michael G. Huelshoff --
The Bundesrat, Interest Groups, and Gridlock: German Federalism at the End of the Twentieth Century / Stephen J. Silvia --
Fahrvergnugen on the Datenbahn: Germany Confronts the Information Age / Beth Simone Noveck --
Engineered Like No Other: German Society and the Automobile / Carolyn Hofig --
Globalization, Gender, and the German Welfare State: The Maldistributive Consequences of Retrenchment / Patricia Davis, Simon Reich --
Grace? Under Pressure? The Goldhagen Controversy after Two Years / Jeremiah M. Riemer.
Series Title: Policies and institutions, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Lankowski.

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