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Handbook on Germany’s European Policy
The Handbook on Germany’s European Policy is published in times of multiple crises, rising skepticism, and concerns about Germany’s ties with the European Union. In this context, it emphasizes the importance of European integration and the political and economic benefits Germany gains from its EU membership. Furthermore, the texts illustrate Germany’s great impact on shaping the European integration process and the EU’s policy-making processes. In this unique handbook, 39 authors analyse Germany’s European Policy, its broad parameters, and basic concepts in important EU policy fields, as well as Germany’s domestic determinants, actors and most important bilateral relations with other EU member states. Therefore, this handbook will be a helpful guide for anyone who deals with various aspects of Germany’s European Policy in academic, political or practical ways.
The Handbook on Germany’s European Policy entails:
Foreword by Michael Roth, Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Europe
Introduction to the parameters of Germany’s European Policy by the editors
Fundamentals and concepts of Germany’s European Policy
Actors and determinants of Germany’s European Policy
Germany’s role within the EU’s internal policy fields such as migration and asylum, Economic and Monetary Union, budget and finance, redistributive policies, social policy, environmental policy, as well as inter alia the German “Energiewende” (Energy Transformation)
Germany’s role within the EU’s external policy fields including trade relations (TTIP), the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Enlargement, and Neighbourhood Policy
bilateral relations with France, the UK, Italy and Poland
Comprehensive chronicle of the German European Policy since 1946.