German Unification and the Union of Europe discusses some of the most interesting questions in the study of comparative politics and international relations. The book studies the sources of continuity and change in German policy toward the European Union, set in the context of the competing pulls of integration into the EU, and unification of East and West Germany. Employing a framework of analysis premised on the interaction of interests, institutions and ideas, the book asks: how has the domestic politics of unification influenced German policy toward Europe? Why has continuity reigned in some areas, whereas in others significant changes, sometimes reversals, have been registered? What are the implications of this checkered pattern of outcomes for Germany and for Europe? Jeffrey Anderson's book focusses on the political economy issues (such as trade, internal market, energy, and industrial policy) which represent key components of both German domestic politics and Germany's relationship with Europe. Awarded the DAAD 2000 Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies: Politics and Foreign Policy.
• Study of German's relationship with the EU in the light of unification of East and West. Important subject for both Germany and the future of the EU • Combines latest theory in political economy and IR, so will be of interest to scholars in those fields not specialising on Europe • Takes a 'bottom up' approach, looking at German domestic politics effects on the EU, derived from detailed archival research and over 150 interviews
1. A new Germany in Europe?; 2. Unification and 'Germany in Europe'; 3. Continuity in trade and internal market; 4. Mixed outcomes in energy and environment; 5. Change in competition policy; 6. Change in structural funds and the CAP; 7. A new Germany in Europe.
DAAD Prize - Winner