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European integration as a system of conflict resolution in the Franco-German relationship (1950–63)

in Adenauer’s support for the Treaty. US and UK support for German rearmament led Adenauer to believe that German political and security needs in 1950 would be better served through an agreement on Western European defence rather than the ECSC Treaty (Schwabe 2004: 101). In contrast, France developed a linkage between the ECSC and Germany’s participation in a Western European defence. It was in this

in The Europeanisation of conflict resolution
Civilisation, civil society and the Kosovo war

the Question: “What Is Enlightenment?” ’, in Kant’s Political Writings . For an encyclopedic introduction to the distinction between civilisation and culture in German political discourse, see Jörg Fisch, ‘Zivilisation, Kultur’, in Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe. Historisches Lexikon zur politisch-sozialen Sprache in Deutschland

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Reflections in a distorting mirror

Frieden in Tschetschenien: Ursachen, Symbole, Interessen’, Arbeitspapiere des Osteuropa-Instituts , no. 2 (1997) 14 This ‘Never again’ found a special resonance in German ears. The German Nie wieder , the ultimate moral imperative central to German politics and society, underwent a semantic

in Mapping European security after Kosovo

Intervention in Bosnia’, German Politics and Society , no. 15 (1997), p. 103. The FRG also had a problem with this practice due to constitutional restrictions. That issue is not explored here. Arguably, the legal constraints were a problem precisely because of the tension between anti-fascism and pacifism. 52

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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, paradoxically, illustrate the limitations of many considerations of the use of force in IR. Habermas was in favour of the intervention in Kosovo, and he articulated his views most clearly in an article published in Die Zeit in April 1999, later translated and published in English. Although the article is written in the context of contemporary German politics, Habermas’s cosmopolitan world perspective is

in Justifying violence