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  • The Benefits of International Policy Coordination Revisitedby Jaromir Benes; Michael Kumhof; Douglas Laxton; Dirk Muir; Susanna Mursula

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00

    This paper uses two of the IMF's DSGE models to simulate the benefits of international fiscal and macroprudential policy coordination. The key argument is that these two policies are similar in that, unlike monetary policy, they have long-run effects on the level of GDP that need to be traded off with short-run effects on the volatility of GDP. Furthermore,... more...

  • Antifascism After Hitlerby Catherine Plum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Antifascism After Hitler investigates the antifascist stories, memory sites and youth reception that were critical to the success of political education in East German schools and extracurricular activities. As the German Democratic Republic (GDR) promoted national identity and socialist consciousness, two of the most potent historical narratives... more...

  • The Fileby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    "Eloquent, aware and scrupulous . . . a rich and instructive examination of the Cold War past." --The New York Times In 1978 a romantic young Englishman took up residence in Berlin to see what that divided city could teach him about tyranny and freedom. Fifteen years later Timothy Garton Ash--who was by then famous for his reportage of the downfall... more...

  • Where the World Endedby Daphne Berdahl

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    When the Berlin Wall fell, people who lived along the dismantled border found their lives drastically and rapidly transformed. Daphne Berdahl, through ongoing ethnographic research in a former East German border village, explores the issues of borders and borderland identities that have accompanied the many transitions since 1990. What happens to identity... more...

  • Dictatorship as Experienceby Konrad H. Jarausch

    Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 34.95

    A decade after the collapse of communism, this volume presents a historical reflection on the perplexing nature of the East German dictatorship. In contrast to most political rhetoric, it seeks to establish a middle ground between totalitarianism theory, stressing the repressive features of the SED-regime, and apologetics of the socialist experiment,... more...

  • The Fall of the GDRby David Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The book charts the dramatic months leading to one of the most profound changes of the 20th century, the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the restoration of German unity in 1990. The author analyses the nature of Communist rule in the GDR over 40 years, its few strengths and its many weaknesses, and the myths which grew up around it. This book... more...

  • Behind the Iron Curtainby Jeffrey M. Byford

    UPA 2012; US$ 29.99

    This book examines various pedagogical approaches and historical background associated with East Germany?s role throughout the Cold War, including methods of differentiated instruction, the beginnings of East Germany, the creation of the Ministry for State Security, the Berlin Wall, life and society of East Germans, and the fall of communism. more...

  • State, Society and Memories of the Uprising of 17 June 1953 in the GDRby Richard Millington

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Condemned as a fascist putsch in the East and praised as a 'people's uprising' in the West, the uprising of 17 June 1953 shook East Germany. Drawing on interviews and archive research, this book examines East German citizens' memories of the unrest and reflects on the nature of state power in the GDR. more...

  • Oppression and Scarcity: The History and Institutional Structure of the Marxist-Leninist Government of East Germany and Some Perspectives on Life in a Socialist Systemby Peter Sperlich

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 165.00

    Imagine being forced to adopt an ideology that strips you of your political rights and plunges you into a life of despair and unending shortages. After the Second World War, the people of East Germany endured just such an appalling fate when socialism was forced upon them. Examining the effects of an oppressive and economically incompetent system,... more...

  • Dissolutionby Charles S. Maier

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Against the backdrop of one of the great transformations of our century, the sudden and unexpected fall of communism as a ruling system, Charles Maier recounts the history and demise of East Germany. Dissolution is his poignant, analytically provocative account of the decline and fall of the late German Democratic Republic. This book explains... more...