The Conflict Between the Public and the Private Sector: Developmental Aspects of the German Unification Process and the Treuhand Anstalt

To the sociologist, the process of German unification holds some of the most fascinating phenomena of recent history. (Ash, 1993) At the same time, German unification focusses attention upon some of the most fundamental problems of modern social theory and praxis...(The) main portion of my paper wil...

Author: Krysmanski, Hans Jürgen
Division/Institute:Universität Münster
Document types:Part of book
Media types:Text
Publication date:1994
Date of publication on miami:07.01.2009
Modification date:20.02.2015
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Korean Sociological Association (ed.): Environment and Development. Seoul : Seoul Press, 1994
Subjects:Soziologie; Wiedervereinigung; Treuhand
DDC Subject:300: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-62589542860
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-62589542860
Digital documents:1994_01_developmental_aspects.pdf

To the sociologist, the process of German unification holds some of the most fascinating phenomena of recent history. (Ash, 1993) At the same time, German unification focusses attention upon some of the most fundamental problems of modern social theory and praxis...(The) main portion of my paper will be devoted to the attempt of conveying an impression of the complexities of 'real life' unification. This account will center around the 'Treuhandanstalt', the trust organization set up by the prevailing powers to lead East Germany into the folds of Western style capitalism. And within this 'phenomenology' one will find the most vexing 'global problem' of the political sociology of development: how to rethink the relationship between the public and private sectors of socio-economic life.