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The Imperfect Union:
Constitutional Structures of German Unification
Peter E. Quint

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE ix
CHAPTER I Introduction 3
PART I. FROM REVOLUTION TO ACCESSION: CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE IN EASTERN GERMANY 7
CHAPTER 2 The Background of German Unification 9
CHAPTER 3 Political Revolution in the GDR, 1989-1990 15
CHAPTER 4 Constitutional Reform in the GDR, 1989-1990: Historical Background and the Round Table Draft 22
CHAPTER 5 Constitutional Reform in the GDR, 1989-1990: Amending the Constitution 35
CHAPTER 6 Methods of Unification under the Basic Law 47
CHAPTER 7 The State Treaty: Currency and Economic Union 56
CHAPTER 8 The Final Months of the Volkskammer: Constitutional Problems of Accession and the First All-German Election 65
CHAPTER 9 Reconstitution of the Eastern Lander 73
PART H. THE UNIFICATION TREATY AND BEYOND
CHAPTER 10 The Unification Treaty and Amendment of the Basic Law 103
CHAPTER 11 The Fate of "Socialist Property": Restitution, Compensation, and the Work of the Treuhand 124
CHAPTER 12 The Unification of Abortion Law 154
CHAPTER 13 The Transformation of Eastern Institutions: The Civil Service, the Universities, and the Justice System 166
CHAPTER 14 Undoing the Past: Prosecution of GDR Leaders and Officials 194
CHAPTER 15 Undoing the Past: "Rehabilitation" and Compensation 216
CHAPTER 16 Confronting the Past: The Stasi Files 229
PART III. THE EXTERNAL CONSTITUTION 245
CHAPTER 17 The European Context of Unification and the Reserved Rights of the World War II Allies 247
CHAPTER 18 The Oder-Neisse Line and the Map of Central Europe 257
CHAPTER 19 NATO and the Pact System 262
CHAPTER 20 The Two Plus Four Treaty and the Legal Status of Germany 268
CHAPTER 21 Sequels and Consequences of the Two Plus Four Treaty: Germany and the Structure of Central Europe 277
CHAPTER 22 United Germany and the Western Security System: The Future Role of German Armed Forces 286
CHAPTER 23 The Unification of Germany and the Unification of Europe: European Community and European Union 297
CHAPTER 24 Conclusion 311
NOTES 317
GLOSSARY OF FREQUENTLY USED TERMS 465
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 467
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 469
INDEX 475

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