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German Politics and Society

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German Politics and Society is a joint publication of the BMW Center for German and European Studies (of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These centers are represented by their directors on the journal's Editorial Committee.

German Politics and Society is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn Journals. It is the only American publication that explores issues in modern Germany from the combined perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural studies.

The journal provides a forum for critical analysis and debate about politics, history, film, literature, visual arts, and popular culture in contemporary Germany. Every issue includes contributions by renowned scholars commenting on recent books about Germany.

German Politics and Society is now available on JSTOR!

Subjects: German Studies, Politics, Sociology, History, Economics, Cultural Studies

Current Issue

Volume 36, Issue 2, Summer 2018

Special Issue: Politics and Power after the 2017 Bundestag Election

Introduction: Politics and Power after the 2017 Bundestag Election
Eric Langenbacher


Coalition Politics in Crisis? The German Party System Before and After the 2017 Federal Election
Frank Decker and Philipp Adorf

The Race for Third: Small Parties in the 2017 Bundestag Election
David F. Patton

The Left Party and the AfD: Populist Competitors in Eastern Germany
Jonathan Olsen

Two of the Same Kind? The Rise of the AfD and its Implications for the CDU/CSU
Matthias Dilling

Pointing Fingers at the Media? Coverage of the 2017 Bundestag Election
Alexander Beyer and Steven Weldon

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