Designed for combined Language and Social Science 2nd and 3rd year courses on Germany found in departments of German, Politics, Modern Language and European Studies. This book charts the post-war development of Germany - East & West - through to reunification and Germany's evolving role in world politics and economics. It combines a concise yet comprehensive introduction in English to contemporary German politics, society & economics with extensive authentic extracts from German language publications backed up with specially developed language exercises *Original non-technical essays in English provide an excellent jargon-free introduction to contemporary Germany. *Over 60 extracts from German language publications - extremely useful selection of original documents saving lecturers search time and providing authentic resources for students to develop technical vocabulary and language skills. *Specifically developed language exercises designed to reduce lecturer preparation time and provide students with range of exercises to practise comprehension, translation, grammar and vocabulary. *Chronology of main events. *Annotated guides to further reading.