German Strategic Culture Revisited

Linking the past to contemporary German strategic choice

By Tobias M. Wilke

On the background of the heated debates on the extension of the Bundeswehr's spatial and functional remit since the mid-1990s, the EU member-states' readiness to agree on the 2003 European Security Strategy appears puzzling, as this document sets the normative and ideational framework for a new kind of robust military engagement on a global scale. Employing epistemological ideas of the concept of strategic culture on basis of a constructivist ontology, this book explores the causal mechanisms sufficient for the origin and adaptation of a pacifist turned "normal" German strategic culture.

144 pages

Publication Date: 8/24/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825807313