Jennifer A. Yoder

Robert E. Diamond Professor of Government and Global Studies

Box 5317

Phone: 207-859-5317
Fax: 207-859-5229
Mailing Address:
5317 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Yoder, Jennifer A.

Education

B.A. University of Akron;
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Maryland

Areas of Expertise

  • German politics and German unification
  • Politics and societies in Europe
  • Transition from Communism
  • Regional politics and borderlands in Europe

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
GO259 AEuropean Politics
GO266 AGerman Politics
GO344 APost-Communist Transformations
GO354 AThe European Union
GO435 ASeminar: Memory and Politics

Professional Information

Professor Yoder holds a joint appointment with the Department of Government and the Global Studies Program and teaches courses on European politics and societies. Her special interests are German politics, remembrance and reckoning after communism, and borderlands in Europe. Her latest project examines German-Russian-Polish relations since 1990. Yoder is the author of two books: From East Germans to Germans? The New Post-Communist Elite (1999) and Crafting Democracy: Regional Politics in Post-Communist Europe (2013). Her articles have appeared in Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, German Politics and Society, German Politics, German Studies Review, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies and Regional and Federal Studies.

Publications


BOOKS

From East Germans to Germans? The New Postcommunist Elites,
Duke University Press, 1999.
Much of the recent literature on postcommunist 'transitions to democracy' simply ignores the Eat German experience, apparently assuming that reunification provided East Germans with an easy and ready-made route to democratic capitalism and that little may be learned about transitions from the German experience. Yoder rejects this simplistic notion, filling a serious gap in the transition literature and doing so with intelligence, insight, and style. - Jane Dawson, University of Oregon

Crafting Democracy: Regional Politics in Post-Communist Europe (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

ARTICLES

An Intersectional Approach to Angela Merkel’s Foreign Policy, in German Politics. Vol. 20, Issue 3 (September 2011) 360-375.

The Integration and Influence of Eastern German Elites in Politics after 1989, in German Studies Review, Vol. 33, No.3 (October 2010) 549-564.

Die demokratische DDR in der internationalen Arena, (“The Democratic GDR in the International Arena”) in Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 11/2010.

No Longer on the Periphery: German-Polish Cross-Border Relations in a New Institutional Context, in German Politics and Society, Issue 88, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Autumn 2008) 1-24.

Leading the Way to Regionalization in Post-Communist Europe: An Examination of the Process and Outcomes of Regional Reform in Poland, in East European Politics and Societies, Special Issue on Poland, vol. 21, no.3 (Summer 2007).

Decentralization and Regionalization after Communism: Lessons from Administrative and Territorial Reform in Poland and the Czech Republic, in Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 55, No. 2 (March 2003) 263-286.


Bridging the European Union and Eastern Europe: Cross-Border Cooperation and the Euroregions, in Regional and Federal Studies, Vol. 13. No. 3 (Autumn 2003) 90-106.


West-East Integration: Lessons from East Germany's Accelerated Transition, in East European Politics and Societies, Vol.15, No.1 (2001) 114-138.


Regional Differentiation in the New German Laender, in After the GDR: New Perspectives on Divided and Reunited Germany (Rodolpi, 2001).


The New Regionalism: Sub-nationalism in Post-Communist Europe, in East European Studies/Woodrow Wilson Center Occasional Paper 58, 2001.


Regional Differences and Political Leadership in the New German States, in German Politics and Society, Vol.18, No.1 (Spring 2000) 33-65.


Truth without Reconciliation in Post-Communist Germany: An Appraisal of the Enquete Commission on the SED Dictatorship in Germany, in German Politics, Vol.8, No.3 (December 1999) 59-80.

The Regionalization of Political Culture and Identity in Post-Communist Eastern Germany,"East European Quarterly, vol. 32 (1998) 197-219.

Culprits, Culpability, and Corrective Justice: Dealing with the Un-democratic Past in the Consolidation of Democracy in Post-Communist East Germany, in Problems of Post-Communism., vol.45, no.4 (July-August 1998) 14-21.

Truth without Reconciliation in Post-Communist Germany: An Appraisal of the Enquete Commission on the SED Dictatorship in Germany, in German Politics, vol.8, no.3 (December 1999) pp.59-80.

 


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