East European Communities: The Struggle for Balance in Turbulent Times

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It is also difficult to calculate the value of buildings and other property on the former APCs. Much of this property is technologically outdated, and many buildings need costly repairs. Thus, much of the "value" of the APCs depends on their continued operation; their breakup and distribution of property among the APC participants could well imply a distribution of negative net value.
15.
When I asked several CDU politicians and administration officials in 1991 to comment on such an interpretation of the law, they responded that they would not disagree with that interpretation. (See also the statements by the German Minister of Agriculture in The Week in Germany, 22 November 1991.)
16.
This position has most recently been criticized by a group of economists from the University of California at Berkeley who show that wage subsidies, tied to wage rises, would cost minimally more than the current approach, yet would prevent people from going through the pain of unemployment.
17.
Students leaving after the eighth grade are not dropouts but received a complete curriculum.
18.
It ironically occupied two floors in the former headquarters of the SED.
19.
The official German term in many documents for the territory of former is Germany is Beitrittsgebiet, which translates as joining territory.
20.
For an example of how women are paying a higher price for unification than men in eastern Germany, see Ferree and Young 1993.
21.
Fewer than 14% of the Schloßberg respondents said in January 1994 that they would vote for the CDU in the general election.

References

Arbeitsmt Jena. 1993. Jahresbericht 1993.

_____. 1994. Der Arbeitsmarkt. March 1994.

Economist. 1992. A Survey of Germany. 23 May.

Ferree, Myra Marx, and Brigitte Young. 1993. "Three Steps Back for Women: German Unification, Gender, and University 'Reform'." PS: Political Science and Politics 26:199-205.

Hamburger Abendblatt. 1992. "Ostdeutsche Bauern scheuen die Selbständigkeit". 2 March.

Jarausch, Konrad H. 1993. The Rush to German Unity. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kinzer, Stephen. 1994. "A Climate for Demagogues". Atlantic Monthly 273 No. 2:21-34.

Knabe, Hubertus (ed.). 1989. Aufbruch in eine andere DDR: Reformer und Oppositionelle zur Zukunft ihres Landes. Reinbek: Rowohlt.

Kopstein, Jeffrey, and Karl-Otto Richter. 1992. "Communist Social Structure and Post-Communist Elections: Voting for Reunification in East Germany." Studies in Comparative Communism 25:363-380.

Luft, Christa. 1991. Zwischen Wende und Ende. Berlin: Aufbau Verlag.

Luyken, Rainer. 1991. "Was für Bauern bmucht das Land?" Die Zeit 12 July.

Insel. 1990. Der Vertrag zur deutschen Einheit. Frankfurt: Insel Verlag.

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