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Europe from all angles – Publication of the second edition of the Handbuch

Inga Kjer / IEP
Inga Kjer / IEP

The completely revised second edition of the Handbuch on Germany’s European Policy was published on the occasion of the German Council Presidency at the end of 2020.

The reissue of the edited volume includes the latest development in Germany’s European policy and its influence on European Integration and decision-making processes.
Well-renowned authors offer a broad and analytical approach to basic principles and detailed concepts of German European policy, including domestic determining factors. Furthermore, they analyse selected internal and external EU policy areas in the context of German European policy.
An important innovation results from the change in perspective, which includes the perception of Germany’s EU policy in selected European partner states. In addition, the second edition is complemented by theoretical considerations of German European Policy.

The new edition of the Handbuch on Germany’s European Policy includes:

  • a foreword by Michael Roth, Member of Bundestag und Minister of State for Europe,
  • an introduction by the editors on the basic lines of German European policy,
  • fundamentals and concepts of German European policy,
  • domestic determinants and actors of German European policy,
  • Germany’s role in EU-internal policy areas such as migration and asylum, economic and monetary union, budget and finance, redistributive policies, social policy, energy and climate policy, etc.,
  • Germany’s role in EU-external policies such as trade relations, foreign, security and defence policy, EU enlargement and European neighbourhood policy, etc.,
  • German European policy: perceptions in selected partner countries,
  • Theoretical approaches to German European policy,
  • A comprehensive chronicle of German European policy from 1946 to the present.

With contributions by:

Gabriele Abels, Peter Becker, Timm Beichelt, Katrin Böttger, Simon Bulmer, Isabelle Buscke, Christian Calliess, Agnieszka Cianciara, Claire Demesmay, Gabriele D‘Ottavio, Christian Dreger, Katharina Gnath, Daniel Göler, Martin Große Hüttmann, Lucas Guttenberg, Ines Hartwig, Sven Hölscheidt, Rudolf Hrbek, Helge Jörgens, Mathias Jopp, Annette Jünemann, Henning Klodt, Wilhelm Knelangen, Barbara Lippert, Heiner von Lüpke, Andreas Maurer, Stormy-Annika Mildner, Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, Oskar Niedermayer, Hans-Wolfgang Platzer, Nils Redeker, René Repasi, Michael Roth, Barbara Saerbeck, Frank Schimmelfennig, Roland Sturm, Funda Tekin, Johanna Wietschel und Thomas von Winter.

Edited by Dr Katrin Böttger and Prof. Dr Mathias Jopp
Nomos Verlag, 2020, ca. 700 S., bound, 68 EUR
Release Date: December 2020

The Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) has published the Handbuch on Germany’s European Policy in its “Europapolitik” series. It can be ordered there for 7€.

The Handbuch on Germany’s European Policy is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The IEP is solely responsible for the content.

Team & authors

About the Handbuch on Germany’s European Policy project: Germany in the EU: The Handbuch on Germany’s European Policy allows in-depth insights into Germany’s interdependences with the EU and highlights the influence Germany has on European integration and decision-making processes.

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