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The German Democratic Republic (Studies in European History)

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A clear, concise and thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany - its development and downfall - which engages. Peter Grieder offers a thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany which engages critically with key debates and advances fresh interpretations. Arguing that the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a totalitarian welfare state, Grieder: • divides its life into six phases: conception, construction, consolidation, conservatism, crisis, and collapse• analyses key concepts in the Introduction• provides an overall assessment of the GDR at the end of the volume• integrates experiences of individual GDR citizens in order to gain a deeper understanding of the East German polity.Clear, concise and up-to-date, this is an essential new study for anyone with an interest in the origins, development and ultimate downfall of the self-proclaimed "Workers' and Peasants' Power."

Synopsis:

Aclear, concise and thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany - its development and downfall - which engages critically with key debates and advances new interpretations. Peter Grieder also offers a new and original conceptualization of the GDR as a bureaucratic-totalitarian welfare state.

About the Author

PETER GRIEDER is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History at the University of Hull, UK.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface

Introduction: Concepts

Conception, 1945-1949

Construction, 1949-1960

Consolidation, 1961-1971

Conservativism, 1971-1977

Crisis, 1877-1989

Collapse, 1989-1990

Conclusion: Obituary

Chronology

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230579378
Author:
Grieder, Peter
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in European History
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
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