Rethinking Germany and Europe

Democracy and Diplomacy in a Semi-Sovereign State

  • Simon Bulmer
  • Charlie Jeffery
  • Stephen Padgett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Democracy and Diplomacy, Germany and Europe

    1. Simon Bulmer, Charlie Jeffery, Stephen Padgett
      Pages 1-21
  3. Democracy and Governance in Germany

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Clay Clemens
      Pages 25-41
    3. Thomas Poguntke, Gordon Smith
      Pages 59-72
    4. Manfred G. Schmidt
      Pages 73-84
    5. Wyn Grant
      Pages 97-109
  4. European Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Simon Bulmer, Charlie Jeffery
      Pages 113-138
    3. Alister Miskimmon, John Roper
      Pages 188-199
    4. Hanns W. Maull
      Pages 200-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-243

About this book


Explores the paths of development unfolding from the inter-dependent histories of postwar Germany and the European integration process. The contributors explore these histories within the idea of 'semi-sovereignty': a set of constraints on the German state's power within the external constraints of Germany's multilateral commitments.


Britain democracy Diplomacy Europe European Integration European integration process European Union European Union (EU) Germany Governance government Merkel, Angela Policy sovereignty Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Bulmer
    • 1
  • Charlie Jeffery
    • 2
  • Stephen Padgett
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of EdinburghUK
  3. 3.University of StrathclydeUK

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