This new textbook offers a path-breaking interpretation of the role of the European Union’s most important member state: Germany. Analyzing Germany’s domestic politics, European policy, relations with partners, and the...Show More
This new textbook offers a path-breaking interpretation of the role of the European Union’s most important member state: Germany. Analyzing Germany’s domestic politics, European policy, relations with partners, and the resultant expressions of power within the EU, the text addresses such key questions as whether Germany is becoming Europe’s hegemon, and if Berlin’s European policy is being constrained by its internal politics. The authors – both leading scholars in the field – situate these questions in their historical context and bring the subject up to date by considering the centrality of Germany to the liberal order of the EU over the last turbulent decade in relation to events including the Eurozone crisis and the 2017 German federal election. This is the first comprehensive and accessible guide to a fascinating relationship that considers both the German impact on the EU and the EU’s impact on Germany. This book is the ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying the European Union or German Politics from the perspectives of disciplines as wide ranging as Politics, European Union Studies, Area Studies, Economics, Business and History. It is also an essential resource for all those studying or practicing EU policy-making and communication.Show Less
- A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the European policy of the EU's most influential state.
- Written by two internationally-renowned experts on the politics of Germany and the EU.
- Covers the history, politics, and political economy of Germany and the EU.
- Includes two detailed case studies on monetary policy (the Eurozone crisis) and foreign policy (the Ukraine crisis).
- Examines the European Union's responses to sustained crises in the context of German domestic politics.
Chapter 1: Germany and European Integration: Before Reluctant Hegemony.- Chapter 2: Sources of Germany’s European Power.- Chapter 3: German institutions and EU Policy-Making: constraints or enforcers?.- Chapter 4: German Political Actors and European Policy: a new politicisation?.- Chapter 5: German European Policy in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 6: Monetary policy and the eurozone crisis: the emergence of German hegemony?.- Chapter 7: From Political Dwarf to Potential Hegemon? German Foreign Policy in Transition