24th September 2010
Panel 1: 9 – 10.30 am
Claire Sutherland, University of Durham: ‘Introducing Cosmopolitanism Debates’
Roland Axtmann, University of Swansea: 'An orrery of errors: A skeptic's view on cosmopolitanism as fact and fiction'.
Panel 2: 11 am -12.30 pm
Ruth Wittlinger, University of Durham: ‘Adopted by the world? Holocaust memory and cosmopolitanism’
Cathy Gelbin, University of Manchester: ‘German-Jewish Cosmopolitanism and Socialist Politics in the GDR’
Panel 3: 1.30 pm – 3 pm
James Koranyi, University of St Andrews: ‘Reinventing Romania: Cosmopolitanism as a German cultural export’
Katja Mirwaldt, University of Strathclyde: ‘Meeting the neighbours: Germans’ cosmopolitan relationships in the borderless Europe and beyond’
Christian Schweiger, University of Durham; ‘The German economy and transnational governance: An end to the competitive advantage?’
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
9.30 – 11.00 Nachwuchspanel with participants from the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, TU Chemnitz
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Divided Past, United Present?
Alexandra Kaiser (Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leizig):
‘Wir waren Helden’ – Der Herbst 1989 in der Erinnerung zwanzig Jahre danach’
Sadiqa Riazat (University of Bangor):
‘We are one people?’ Accounting for East German distinctiveness in a post-unification nation
Patricia Hogwood (University of Westminster):
‘Consuming ambition: consumption and East-West differentiation in post-unification politics and society
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.00 20 Years after the Wall of the Wall
Lothar Funk (University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf):
The German economy twenty years on
Hartwig Pautz (Glasgow Caledonian University):
Political apathy, vote abstention and Politikverdrossenheit twenty years after the fall of the wall: can the Internet help?
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30 German Politics Specialist Group – Business Meeting
GERMAN POLITICS SPECIALIST GROUP Workshop
Durham: 19-20 September 2007
'Germany in a Changing Europe'
Thursday, 20th September
10.00 – 11.15
Chair: Hartwig Pautz (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Alexandra Schwell (Europa-Universität Viadrina): The Staging of a Secure Europe at the German-Polish Border
Katja Mirwaldt (University of Essex): Poles Apart? An Initial Assessment of the Contact Hypothesis in the Polish-German Borderlands.’
11.15 – 11.45 Tea/Coffee
11.45-13.00 Session 2
Chair: Ruth Wittlinger (University of Durham)
Claire Sutherland (University of Manchester): The German EU Presidency 2007: Rhetoric and Strategy
Christian Schweiger (School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham): 'The Franco-German alliance in the EU-27'
GERMAN POLITICS SPECIALIST GROUP
24-25 September 2005
University of Dublin, Trinity College
1 - Saturday, September 24th
German National Identity at the Beginning of the 21st Century:
Legacies, Questions and Debates
Chair: Dr. Christian Schweiger (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
la was? (What are we?) Mirroring German Identity in Vietnamese Migrants' Experience
Claire Sutherland (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
history of political thought as a mode of constituting identity:
the end of a tradition or a tradition without end
Dr. Peter Stirk (University of Durham, United Kingdom)
of National Conscientiousness in German National Elite Print Media at the End
of the 20th century
- 12.30-14.00 Lunch break -
PANEL 2 (14.00-15.30)
Chair: Dr. Peter Stirk (University of Durham, United Kingdom)
Analysis of the German National Holiday on 3rd October since 1990 and its Role
at Advancing a Sense of National Identity
Vera Simon (European University Institute Florence, Italy)
Shaping of German National Identity by the Veit Harlan Conflict in the 1950s
PD Dr. Thomas Henne (Universität Frankfurt a.M., Germany)
- 15.30-16.00 Coffee break -
Chair: Dr. Ruth Wittlinger (University of Durham, United Kingdom)
Third Way and the Anglification of German Social Democracy: Neue Mitte and the
Failure of 'Modernisation'
Hartwig Pautz (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom)
and West Germans and the 2005 German Bundestag Election: Schon ein Volk?
Dr. Derek S. Hutcheson (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
German Election 2005 - Unpredictable, Unconstitutional, but Unavoidable!
PD Dr. Gerd Strohmeier (Universität Passau, Germany)
- 19.30 Dinner at the BRAZEN HEAD followed by a pub crawl -
DAY 2 - Sunday, September 25th
Chair: Dr. Ruth Wittlinger, University of Durham, United Kingdom
of Normalization: German Foreign Policy 1998-2005
Lone Jeppesen (University of Southern Denmark)
Illusions in the Foreign Policy of Germany
Dr. Thomas Speckmann (Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany)
Foreign Policy as a Mirror of the German National Identity? The Ostpolitik and
the Use of the Bundeswehr after the Cold War
Dr. Martin Larose (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)
- 12.00-13.00 Lunch -
PANEL 2 (13.00-14.00)
Chair: Dr. Peter Stirk, University of Durham, United Kingdom
or Change? Red-Green Foreign Policy 1998-2005
Dr. Ruth Wittlinger (University of Durham, United Kingdom)
Revoir Paris? The New European Policy Approach of the CDU/CSU
Dr. Christian Schweiger (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
- 14.00 Workshop closes -
GPSG business meeting
GERMAN POLITICS SPECIALIST GROUP Workshop
Durham: 18-19 December 2004
"In Search of a New Consensus?"
It is generally accepted that the Bonn Republic was a consensual political system and owed its stability, legitimacy and even its economic prosperity to that consensus. It is also accepted that this consensus has been under threat since (re-) unification or even earlier and that the German political establishment is seeking to establish a new consensus. The workshop will assess attempts to find a new consensus. The question mark is intended to recognise that some observers still see the Berlin Republic as substantially the same as the Bonn Republic and to allow for a critical approach to the general assumption that calls into question the novelty of the new consensus, the sincerity of the pursuit of a new consensus or the general model of consensus.
Saturday, 18 December 2004
2.00 4.00 Session 1
Peter Stirk: Wooden Stakes and the Living Dead The Concept of the State in German Political Thought.
Ruth Wittlinger: German National Identity: from the Bonn to the Berlin Republic
Bill Niven: Towards a New Consensus in the Politics of Memory
4.00 4.30 Coffee
4.30 6.00 Session 2
Gerd Strohmeier: How many Veto Players does Germany need?
Thomas Saalfeld: Policy Gridlock and Policy Change in Germany's Bicameral System
Sunday, 19 December 2004
10.00 11.30 Session 3
Graham Timmins: Germany, the EU and Relations with Russia
Christian Schweiger: Ghosts of old Europe? US-German relations under the red-green coalition in Berlin.
11.30 12.30 BUSINESS MEETING of the GPSG
The convenors are grateful to the Political Studies Association and the School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham, for their support for the workshop.