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Germany Divided remains one of the most thought-provoking and comprehensive interpretations of the forty-year relationship between East and West Germany and of the problems of contemporary German unity. In this politically controversial and analytically sophisticated account, A. James McAdams dissects the complex process by which East and West German leaders moved over the years from first pursuing the ideal of German unity, to accepting what they believed to be the inescapable reality of division, and then, finally, to meeting the challenges of an unanticipated reunification. This new edition contains an epilogue in which McAdams considers some of the political and economic problems faced by eastern and western Germans as they entered their fourth year of living together.

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"There are very few scholars in the German field who move as comfortably between the different worlds of Bonn and East Berlin as does A. James McAdams."--Norman Naimark, Stanford University

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Germany Divided remains one of the most thought-provoking and comprehensive interpretations of the forty-year relationship between East and West Germany and of the problems of contemporary German unity. In this politically controversial and analytically sophisticated account, A. James McAdams dissects the complex process by which East and West German leaders moved over the years from first pursuing the ideal of German unity, to accepting what they believed to be the inescapable reality of division, and then, finally, to meeting the challenges of an unanticipated reunification. This new edition contains an epilogue in which McAdams considers some of the political and economic problems faced by eastern and western Germans as they entered their fourth year of living together.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
IA Wall between the Germanys3
Accepting Germany's Division5
A German-German Consensus13
IIOne Germany, Two Alliances16
The Soviet Ultimatum17
East German Uncertainties23
The Persistence of West German Policy30
The Evolution of East German Policy36
Divergent Priorities44
The Construction of the Wall49
IIITwo Germanys: Confrontation or Accommodation?56
Changing Surroundings57
West Germany's Awkward Adaptation64
The Rigidity of East German Policy71
Bonn's Breakthrough: The Ostpolitik79
The End of the Ulbricht Era87
Two States in Germany?93
IVTwo German States: New Relations, Bad Relations96
The Inter-German Dilemma97
The Benefits of Cooperation102
Handling Questions of Principle106
Whither Inter-German Ties: The View from Bonn113
Whither Inter-German Ties: Retrenchment in the GDR121
Toward a German-German Deadlock?126
Inter-German Ties in Question133
VAccepting a Divided Germany134
A Threat from the West135
An East German Opportunity?141
The Meeting at Werbellin147
The "Wende"152
A German "Coalition of Reason"158
A New Era between the Germanys164
A Working Visit to Bonn173
VIThe Fall of East Germany175
The Illusion of Success177
A Path of Least Resistance185
A New Political Force193
The West German Response199
Unity Despite the Germanys204
VIIGermany without a Wall207
Inter-German Tensions of a New Type209
A Liberal Democratic Germany216
The New Germany and the New Europe222
App. A. Interview Locations, 1985-1990229
App. B. GDR Oral History Project Interviews231
Select Bibliography233
Index245

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691001081
Author:
McAdams, A. James
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
McAdams, A. James
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
World History-Germany
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. printing.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
July 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Germany Divided remains one of the most thought-provoking and comprehensive interpretations of the forty-year relationship between East and West Germany and of the problems of contemporary German unity. In this politically controversial and analytically sophisticated account, A. James McAdams dissects the complex process by which East and West German leaders moved over the years from first pursuing the ideal of German unity, to accepting what they believed to be the inescapable reality of division, and then, finally, to meeting the challenges of an unanticipated reunification. This new edition contains an epilogue in which McAdams considers some of the political and economic problems faced by eastern and western Germans as they entered their fourth year of living together.
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