Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 1996
United Germany in an Integrating Europe
Main disciplines: Political Science, Sociology
Lecturer: Professor Peter J. Katzenstein
Institutions: Department of Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA,
and Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, Germany
Dates: 5 - 9 August, 1996
This course seeks to introduce students to a style of analysis that bridges international and comparative politics and addresses issues dealing with economic, security and socio-cultural affairs. The approach of the course is institutionalist in contrast to realist and liberal modes of analysis. For background students are urged to read three books prior to the course: (1) Loukas Tsoukalis, The New European Economy: The Politics and Economics of Integration, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993 (PB). (2) Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "Europe through a Glass Darkly," (Spring 1994), and (3) Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "Germany in Transition," (Winter 1994).
Germany and Europe typify the condition of semi-sovereignty as a defining characteristic of domestic and international politics [lectures 1-2]. Europe in a world of regions [lecture 3]. Different models of international relations and of democratic capitalism and the European polity [lecture 4]. Governance in different issues: war [lecture 5], money [lecture 6], and welfare [lecture 7]. Relations between Germany and the smaller European states in Northern, Western, Southern and Central Europe [lecture 8], and between Germany, Europe and the world [lecture 9] illustrate important changes and surprising continuities in German and European politics compared to a few decades ago [lecture 10].
- Semisovereignty (1)
- Germany and Europe - Postwar Germany - German Unification
- Semisovereignty (2)
- Rise and decline: the U.S. and Europe - European Integration - Single European Act and Maastricht
- A World of Regions
- The end of bipolarity - Globalism and regionalism - Varieties of regionalism
- Analytical Perspectives
- IR Theory - Varieties of Democratic Capitalism in Europe - European polity
- Yugoslavia - New security issues - NATO
- EMS and EMU
- Regions - Social welfare - Industrial Relations
- Germany and small states: Relations within EuropeWest (Netherlands, Belgium) - South (Spain, Greece) - North (Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
- Germany, Europe and the World: Gemany and Europe - A Global Polity?
- Is the New World different from the Old? A "New Order" reborn? - An "Old Axis" reforged? - Neither Tragedy nor Farce
Lecture 1: Semisovereignty
- "Germany in Transition," Daedalus (Winter 1994).
- Saying the Unsayable about the Germans," The Spectator (July 14, 1990).
- Be Nice to the Germans," The New York Times (July 20, 1990).
- Hartrich, Edwin. The Fourth and Richest Reich, New York: Macmillan 1980, Prologue.
- Markovits, Andrei S. and Simon Reich, "Should Europe Fear the Germans?" in Michael G. Huelshoff, Andrei S. Markovits and Simon Reich, eds., From Bundesrepublik to Deutschland, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 1993, pp.271-90.
- Katzenstein, Peter J. Policy and Politics in West Germany, Philadelphia: Temple U. P. 1987, pp.3-15, 80-82.
- Bulmer, Simon and William Paterson, "West Germany's Role in Europe: 'Man Mountain' or 'Semi Gulliver'?" Journal of Common Market Studies 28,2: 95 117.
- Kreile, Michael. "Will Germany Assume a Leadership Role in the European Union?" American Foreign Policy Interestes, 17,5 (October 1995): 11-21.
Lecture 2: Semisovereignty
- "Europe through a Glass Darkly," Daedalus (Spring 1994).
- Tsoukalis, Loukas. The New European Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, chaps.1-4].
- Colchester, Nicholas and David Buchan, Europower: the essential guide to Europe's Economic Transformation in 1992, New York: Economist Books, chap.4.
- Mancini, G. Federico "The Making of a Constitution for Europe," in Keohane, Robert O. and Stanley Hoffmann, eds., The New European Community, chap.6.
- Jeffrey, Charlie and John Yates, "Unification and Maastricht: The Response of the Länder Governments," German Politics 1,3, (December 1992): 58 81.
Lecture 3: A World of Regions
- Oman, Charles. Globalisation and Regionalisation, Paris: OECD, 1994, chaps.1,5.
- Katzenstein, Peter J. "Regionalism in Comparative Perspective," unpubl. ms., 1996.
- Aggarwal Vinod K. "Comparing Regional Cooperation Effortsin the Asia-Pacific and North America," in Andrew Mack and John Ravenhill, eds., Pacific Cooperation, Boulder: Westview Press, 1995, pp.40-65.
- Smith, Peter H., The Challenge of Integration, Introd., chap.1.
Lecture 4: Analytical Perspectives
- Caporaso, James A. "International Relations Theory and Mulitlateralism: The Search for Foundations," in John G. Ruggie, ed.s Multilateralism Matters, New York: Columbia University Press, 1993, pp.51-90.
- Hall, Peter. Governing the Economy, Cambridge: Polity Press 1986, chap. 9.
- Katzenstein, Peter J. "Economic Dependence and Political Autonomy: The Small European States in the International Economy," in John Ruggie, ed., The Antinomies of Interdependence, New York: Columbia University Press, 1983, pp. 91-130.
- Olsen, Johan P. "Europeanization and Nation-State Dynamics," Arena Working Paper No.9 (March 1995).
- Keohane, Robert O. and Hoffmann, Stanley, "Institutional Change in Europe in the 1980s," in Robert O. Keohane and Stanley Hoffmann, eds., The New European Community, Boulder: Westview, 1991, pp.1-40.
Lecture 5: War
- Brooks, David "A European Superstate? Forget It," Wall Street Journal (August 12, l991).
- Mearsheimer, John J. "Why We Will soon Miss the Cold War," Atlantic Monthly (August 1990):35 50.
- Hanrieder, Wolfram F. "The FRG and NATO: Between Security Dependence and Security Partnership" in Emil J. Kirchner and James Sperling, eds., The Federal Recublic and NATO: 40 Years After, London: Macmillan 1993, chap.9.
- Muller, Harald "German Foreign Policy after Unification," in Paul B. Stares, ed., The New Germany and the New Europe, Washington D.C.: Brookings 1992, chap.5.
- Maull, Hanns W. and Philip H Gordon, "German Foreign Policy and the German ' National Interest'," AICGS Seminar Papers #5, (January 1993).
Lecture 6: Money
- Tsoukalis, Lou, The New European Economy, chaps.5,7].
- Colchester, Nicholas and David Buchan, Europower, chap.13.
- Feldstein, Martin "The Case against the EMU," The Economist (June 13, 1992).
- "In Reply to Feldstein," The Economist (July 4, 1992).
- Kurzer, Paulette and Christopher Allen, "United Germany and Social Democracy: The EEC, West Germany and Its Three Small Neighbors," (unpublished paper)
- Hall, Peter "Central Bank Independence and Coordinated Wage Bargaining: Their Interaction in Germany and Europe," German Politics and Society 31 (Spring 1994): 1 23.
Lecture 7: Welfare
- Tsoukalis, Lou. The New European Economy, chaps.6,8.
- Leibfried, Stephan and Paul Pierson, "Semisovereign Welfare States: Social Policy in a Multitiered Europe," in Stephan Leibfried and Paul Pierson, eds., European Social Policy, Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1995, pp.43-77.
- Turner, Lowell "Prospects for Worker Participation in Management in the Single Market," in Lloyd Ulman, Barry Eichengreen and William T. Dickens, eds., Labour and an Integrated Europe, Washington DC: The Brookings Institution, chap.3.
- Marks, Gary "Structural Policy and Multilevel Governance in the EC," in Cafruny and Rosenthal, The State of the European Community, Vol. 2. The Maastricht Debates and Beyond, chap.23.
Lecture 8: Germany and small states
- Peter J. Katzenstein, ed., The Taming of Power: Germany in and through Europe, selected chaps.to be assigned.
Lecture 9: Germany, Europe and the World
- Schwarz, Hans-Peter, "Germany's National and European Interests," Daedalus (Spring 1994): 81-106.
- Hodge, Carl Cavanagh "The Federal Republic and the Future of v Europe: A Reassessment," German Politics 1,2 (August 1992): 223 38.
- Schweigler, Gebhard "Atlantic Area Nations after the Cold War: Problems and Prospects of the Atlantic Community," (unpublished paper, October 1994).
- Soysal, Yasemin Nuhoglu; Limits of Citizenship, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1994, chaps. 1, 8.
- Schmitter, Philippe C. "The European Community as an Emergent and Novel Form of Political Domination," (unpublished ms., 1991).
Lecture 10: Is the New World different from the Old?
- Jarausch, Konrad H. "From Second to Third Reich; The Problem of Continuity in German Foreign Policy," Central European History 12,1 (March 1979): 68 82.
- Herzstein, Robert Edwin, When Nazi Dreams Come True, London: Abacus 1982, chap.4.
- Berghahn, Volker "German Big Business and the Quest for a European Econonic Empire in the 20th Century" (unpublished manuscript).
- Eisfeld, Rainer "Mitteleuropa in Historical and Contemporary Perspective," German Politics and Society 28 (Spring 1993): 39 52.
- Maull, Hans W. "Germany and Japan: The New Civilian Powers," Foreign Affairs (1993): 91 106.