Challenging conventional wisdom about German dominance in the new Europe, this study presents a new approach to the question of power and influence after the Cold War. Ann L. Phillips's analysis of German relations with East-Central Europe convincingly demonstrates how the interplay of domestic and international politics has rewritten the terms of power and influence in the region. The author develops two new cases-the politics of reconciliation and the activities of German party-affiliated foundations-to explore the international-domestic connection and contribute new empirical evidence to the debate over German hegemony.
Ann L. Phillips is an AAAS Diplomacy Fellow at the Bureau for Policy Program Coordination and a fellow at USAID.
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Debates about German Foreign Policy Chapter 3: The Politics of Reconciliation, I Chapter 4: The Politics of Reconciliation, II Chapter 5: Agents of Projection: German Political Foundations Chapter 6: German Political Foundations in Central-East Europe Chapter 7: Conclusions