Honecker to Kohl: Social and Economic Modernisation in East Germany (New Germany)

Honecker to Kohl: Social and Economic Modernisation in East Germany (New Germany) by Mike Dennis

ISBN10: 0861871669
ISBN13: 978-0861871667
Author: Mike Dennis
Title: Honecker to Kohl: Social and Economic Modernisation in East Germany (New Germany)
Publisher: Frances Pinter Publishers Ltd (October 21, 1993)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1261 kb
Size PDF: 1612 kb
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Subcategory: Politics & Government

Honecker to Kohl: Social and Economic Modernisation in East Germany (New Germany) by Mike Dennis



Successful transition to the market in Germany is probably more crucial, although no less problematic, than anywhere else in East and Central Europe. The successful German economy has become a "role model of capitalism" for all the former Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe and it is in Germany that the polarization between East and West has been most starkly accentuated. The east German states must now be successfully integrated into the German economy if the country is to remain stable and play its full role within the European Community. However, with east Germans struggling to pay Western prices, and rising levels of unemployment throughout Germany, it is clear that there are still serious problems ahead. This study examines the reasons behind the unexpectedly rapid collapse of the ruling Communist Party under Honecker's leadership, and the prospects for successful integration of the former East German states into the economy of the Federal Republic.

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