Introduction: the past as prologue

Kerry Longhurst

in Germany and the Use of Force

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067082
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700570 | DOI:
Introduction: the past as prologue

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This introductory chapter discusses Germany's security policy and strategic culture. It shows that strategic culture is concerned with the domestic sources of security policy and tries to determine how the past affects and shapes modern policy behaviour. It also addresses the idea of German strategic culture and German policy-makers. The final part of this chapter presents a brief outline of the succeeding chapters.

Keywords: security policy; strategic culture; domestic sources; modern policy behaviour; policy-makers

Chapter.  1387 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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