The German Democratic Republic (Studies in European History)

By: Grieder, Peter

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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."

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

Author Name: Grieder, Peter

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Palgrave:

ISBN Number: 023057937X

ISBN Number 13: 9780230579378

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780230579378

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