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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Glaessner, Gert-Joachim, 1944-
Unification process in Germany.
London : Pinter, 1992
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|Notes:||Translated from the German.|
|Description:||viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1 Deutschlandpolitik and the aim of reunification: the aims of Deutschlandpolitik; contradictions between the theory and practice; the contradictions and limitations of Deutschlandpolitik; German unity as an objective of the Basic Law; the European dimension of German unity. Part 2 Structural defects of "real socialism" - causes and antecedents of the crisis. Part 3 The collapse of the old system: prelude to the crisis; the end of the Honecker era; the end of a state party. Part 4 Dual rule: the GDR before the election; the role of the Volkskammer and the Modrow government; the round table; the "government of national responsibility". Part 5 Transition to democracy: "We are the people" - the citizens movements; forming a democratic party system; new parties and electoral alliances; elections and voting behaviour. Part 6 Political controversy at home: the controversies surrounding the new East German constitution; the State Treaty on currency, economic and social union; the unification treaty. Part 7 Political culture in transition - a new society and its heritage: authoritarian political culture; the Leninist heritage; the federal republic as a model. Part 8 Revolt and resignation - the painful farewell to socialism.|
|Series Title:||New Germany series.|
|Responsibility:||Gert-Joachim Glaessner ; translated from the German by Colin B. Grant.|