The Routledge Handbook of German Politics and Culture offers a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany in the 21st century. It gathers the expertise of internationally leading scholars of German culture, politics, and society to explore and explain

  • historical pathways to contemporary Germany
  • the current ‘Berlin Republic’
  • society and diversity
  • Germany and Europe
  • Germany and the world.

This is an essential resource for students, researchers, and all those looking to understand contemporary German politics and culture.

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PART I Pathways to contemporary Germany

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PART II The Berlin Republic

chapter 6|18 pages

The political and constitutional order

chapter 7|14 pages

Party politics and electoral behaviour

chapter 8|14 pages


chapter 9|14 pages

Social wellbeing and democracy

chapter 10|16 pages

Being East German in the Berlin Republic

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PART III Society and diversity

chapter 12|17 pages

Immigration and integration

chapter 14|12 pages

Theatre and diversity in the Berlin Republic

chapter 15|20 pages

Religious diversity

chapter 16|18 pages

Gender and sexuality

chapter 17|15 pages

'Grey' culture

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PART V Germany and the world

chapter 26|16 pages

Germany and America, 1949–2012

chapter 27|16 pages

Sport politics

chapter 28|16 pages

Cultural outreach: overcoming the past?