The European Policy of the German Social Democrats

Interpreting a Changing World

  • James Sloam

Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. James Sloam
      Pages 1-10
  3. European Policy in a Changing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. James Sloam
      Pages 32-45
  4. The Formation of Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. James Sloam
      Pages 49-69
    3. James Sloam
      Pages 70-84
  5. The Dynamics of European Policy in the SPD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. James Sloam
      Pages 87-98
    3. James Sloam
      Pages 99-109
    4. James Sloam
      Pages 110-121
  6. EU Economic and Monetary Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. James Sloam
      Pages 146-167
  7. Eastern Enlargement of the European Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. James Sloam
      Pages 171-190
    3. James Sloam
      Pages 213-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-267

About this book


This book examines the EU policy of the German Social Democrats (SPD) after German unification, following their rise to power in 1998 and their record in office under Chancellor Schröder. The study deals with policy formation in the SPD through an analysis of the opportunity structures for policy-making in the EU, Germany and the party itself. Across this time period, the SPD recalibrated its European policy to absorb the impact of German unification, deeper European integration and globalization, seeking to interpret a changing world.


conflict desegregation Europe European Integration European policy European Union (EU) Germany globalization Policy SPD

Authors and affiliations

  • James Sloam
    • 1
  1. 1.German DepartmentKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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