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Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series

German Ideologies Since 1945

Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic

Editors: Muller, J. (Ed.)

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The contributors of this volume seek to answer such questions as: 'How did the Germans overcome 'Germanic Ideology', or did they?' 'Why is there no libertarianism in Germany?' 'What do German conservatives wish to conserve?'. Emphasizing shared patterns of thought, the contributors trace the contours of political thought in a divided nation with a difficult past, and ion the shadow of the culture and political values of the United States.

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JAN-WERNER MÜLLER is a Fellow in the Department of Political Science at All Souls College, University of Oxford.

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"Today, there is no shortage of serious academic studies of German intellectual, cultural, and political life leading up to the Second World War. There has been, however, a strange silence in the anglophone world about Germany's post-war development and, consequently, there is great ignorance about the ways in which Germany has changed. This volume is an excellent introduction to the political thought and culture of post-war Germany and provides necessary background for understanding what role that important country might play in European and world politics."

- Mark Lilla, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

"The editor has assembled a fine collection of essays that succeeds impressively on two levels: It explores the re-emergence of engaged political discourse in a country recovering from the systematic abuse of political thinking, and it advances our understanding of modern ideologies as complex, subtle and flexible fields of meaning."

- Michael Freeden, Mansfield College, Oxford University

"Jan-Werner Mueller is in the top flight of a small number of scholars who have brought to bear the perspectives of the 'new intellectual history' upon the analysis of postwar Germany. German Ideologies since 1945 assembles a distinguished group of historians who are all firmly committed to putting intellectual discourses and debates into the larger socio-political landscape of the Federal Republic since the defeat of Nazism. While leftist political thought, Critical Theory, and the impact of the radical 1960s and 1970s are illuminatingly covered by internationally known authors, the contributions on the evolution of post-Nazi conservatism fill a particularly large gap in our knowledge of technocratic and New Right ideologies and make this a truly outstanding collection both in terms of its comprehensiveness and its intellectual cohesion."

- V. R. Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Putting German Political Thought in Context

    Pages 1-20

    Müller, Jan-Werner

  • Restoring the German Spirit: Humanism and Guilt in Post-War Germany

    Pages 23-39

    Rabinbach, Anson

  • Normative Westernization?—The Impact of Remigres on the Foundation of Political Thought in Post-War Germany

    Pages 40-60

    Söllner, Alfons

  • Habermas’ Reconstruction of West German Post-War Law and the Sozialstaat Controversy

    Pages 61-75

    McCormick, John P.

  • The Westernization of the Political Thought of the West German Labor Movement

    Pages 76-98

    Angster, Julia S.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German Ideologies Since 1945
Book Subtitle
Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic
Editors
  • J. Muller
Series Title
Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jan-Werner Müller
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8254-4
DOI
10.1057/9781403982544
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29579-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38817-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 252
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