German Ideologies Since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic

  • Editors
  • Jan-Werner Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Putting German Political Thought in Context

  3. The Transformation of German Political Thought in the Post-War Period

  4. Critical Theory and the Legacies of 1968

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jan-Werner Müller
      Pages 117-143
  5. German Conservatism: From Technocratic Conservatism to the New Right

  6. German Republicanism and the Politics of Recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Rainer Forst
      Pages 209-220
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 246-252

About this book


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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