Does Germany still have a European vocation?

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Abstract

The narrative of Germany's European vocation falls into three stages. In the first stage - constituting Germany in Europe - European integration was a vital secondary arena for ensuring that the Federal Republic was able to develop economically, and to become a stable democracy. The second stage, of ever closer union accompanied by institutional export, was already evident under Helmut Schmidt, but became really manifest during the Kohl Chancellorship, reaching a high point in the early 1990s. In the post-Kohl third stage the European vocation persists, but has been very much scaled back. © 2010 Association for the Study of German Politics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalGerman Politics
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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