Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

in Germany, Pacifism and Peace Enforcement

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780719072680
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701386 | DOI:

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This chapter attempts to answer the threefold question why Germany changed, what it has become and what that means to Germany's partners. It discusses the respective roles of systemic pressure, domestic culture and individual political entrepreneurs in the German transformation process. It discerns an emerging pattern as to where, with whom and for what German policy makers became willing to dispatch the Bundeswehr and discusses whether Germany's partners have any reason to be concerned over the new German assertiveness. It examines the consequences of Germany's transformation for the organisation of Western security and for the way the Western world goes about managing the security threats of the post-Cold War world.

Keywords: Germany's partners; German change; systemic pressure; domestic culture; Bundeswehr; Western security; post-Cold War

Chapter.  6251 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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