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"On the political passions in Europe and America and their implications for Transatlantic History"
Charles S. Maier

world politics and the progress of historical research. Up to a decade ago, perhaps until even more recently with the advent of the global financial crisis, the United States and Europe seemed to still share the successes of a liberal-democratic Atlantic Community, even if major challenges – a grave financial crisis, terrorism, turmoil in the Islamic world – were buffeting their common achievements. Today, the achievements of the shared political order of the Euro-American world are challenged fundamentally from within as without. We use the term populism to describe

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
Transatlantic debates about the Nazi past
Konrad H. Jarausch

Contemporary History (ZZF) of Potsdam. 59 The transatlantic response to the most recent challenge of a transnational widening of perspective towards a global history also shows commonalities and differences. On both sides historians are gradually beginning to investigate the dynamics of globalization which have transformed trade, financing, communication, and culture, investigating such issues as migration, terrorism, and the environment that transcend traditional frontiers. In the United States the demand of global leadership, the call for ethnic

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
A programme for the teaching of history in the post- national era
Thomas Adam

and online lectures. The internationalization and transnationalization of teaching history is another keyword for the reconstruction of history in the pursuit of endowing history education with new relevance in an increasingly globalized world. If history is to be relevant to students’ life in the twenty-first century, it needs to relate to their experience and problems. And challenges from migration to terrorism are global in nature and cannot be explained by referencing a national framework. There are many ways to achieve a state of history

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered