Unified Germany in Perspective


Unification has changed the once hyper-stable German polity more profoundly than many professional observers would have expected. More than 20 years after the fact, this seminar looks at various core features of the German system (e.g. the party system, civil society, federalism, Rhenanian capitalism) to assess the lasting impact of the FRG/GDR merger.

Europeanisation of Germany or Germanification of Europe?


By the end of term, students should (at the very least) have a basic knowledge of European Union policy making, be familiar with (various) notions of ‘europeanisation’ and ‘multi-level governance’, understand the impact of the European Union on politics in Germany, and gauge the influence of Germany in Europe.