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The German Democratic Republic (Studies in European History), Grieder, Peter
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Author Name:    Grieder, Peter

Title:   The German Democratic Republic (Studies in European History)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Palgrave 

ISBN Number:   023057937X / 9780230579378

Seller ID:   ING9780230579378

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A clear, concise and thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany - its development and downfall - which engages. Peter Grieder offers a thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany which engages critically with key debates and advances fresh interpretations. Arguing that the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a totalitarian welfare state, Grieder: - divides its life into six phases: conception, construction, consolidation, conservatism, crisis, and collapse- analyses key concepts in the Introduction- provides an overall assessment of the GDR at the end of the volume- integrates experiences of individual GDR citizens in order to gain a deeper understanding of the East German polity.Clear, concise and up-to-date, this is an essential new study for anyone with an interest in the origins, development and ultimate downfall of the self-proclaimed "Workers' and Peasants' Power."



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