© 1996

Mitteleuropa and German Politics

1848 to the Present


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jörg Brechtefeld
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jörg Brechtefeld
    Pages 39-57
  4. Jörg Brechtefeld
    Pages 78-87
  5. Jörg Brechtefeld
    Pages 88-97
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 98-195

About this book


The revival of the region of east-central Europe known as 'Mitteleuropa' began in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. For Germany, 'Mitteleuropa' became a renewed geopolitical concept. Since 1990 Mitteleuropa has increasingly become a region of German economic engagement. However, German elites failed however to develop a coherent political approach to that region while simultaneously conducting an eclectic Mitteleuropa policy outside a broader framework of foreign policy. This book traces Germany's Mitteleuropa politics and puts them into an historical context and into a framework for future foreign policy.


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  1. 1.Institute of Political Science, Christian-Albrechts UniversityKielGermany

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