Jennifer A. Yoder
Robert E. Diamond Professor of Government and Global Studies
5317 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Maryland
Areas of Expertise
- German politics and society; German foreign policy
- Politics of the European Union
- Collective memories and identities of Europe
- Regional politics and borderlands in Europe
Courses Currently Teaching
|GO259 A||Introduction to European Politics|
|GO344 A||Post-Communist Transformations|
|GO354 A||The European Union|
|GS245 A||Memory and Politics|
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 East 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.
The importance of subnational regions to politics, governance, and economic development in Western Europe has long been recognized. However, far less is known about recent steps to introduce a regional level of politics in East Central Europe. Reforms there are part of the larger process of crafting democracy; that is, regional reforms are linked to the economic and political transition away from communism and toward "Europe," specifically the European Union. Crafting Democracy offers an important comparative analysis of the process and outcomes of region-building in the four Visegrád countries. Yoder investigates why some but not other post-communist countries chose to introduce a regional level of elected government.
“’Revenge of the East’? An Exploration of the AfD’s Appeal in Eastern Germany,” German Politics and Society, Vol.38, No. 2 (2020) 35-58.
Angela Merkel’s Discourse about the Past: Implications for the Construction of Collective Memory in Germany, Memory Studies, Vol. 12, No. 6 (2019) 660-676.
“Good Neighborliness in a Tense Neighborhood: German-Polish Relations, 1990 to the Ukraine Crisis,” German Politics, Vol. 42, Issue 1(2018) 555-572.
Dialogues, Trialogues, and Triangles: The Geometry of Germany's Foreign Policy of Trust-Building, German Politics, Vol. 26, Issue 2 (2017) 195-218.
From Amity to Enmity: German-Russian Relations in the Post-Cold War Period, German Politics and Society Vol.33, No. 3 (Autumn 2015) 49-69.
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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