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Published: 05 May 2011

500 Pages


ISBN: 9780199556823

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The Price of German Unity

Reunification and the Crisis of the Welfare State

Gerhard A. Ritter
Translated by Richard Deveson

  • The first full-scale analysis of the process of German reunification, both domestically and in its wider international context
  • Focuses particularly on the social policy consequences of reunification
  • Uses a wide range of hitherto inaccessible sources, from the Chancellor's Office, the major political parties, and the most important individual actors
  • Shows how the stresses of reunification intensified the latent crisis of the German welfare state