Germany's foreign policy. Is Federal Republic of Germany still a "civilian power"?
Německá zahraniční politika. Je Spolková republika Německo "civilní mocností"?
diploma thesis (DEFENDED)
Study Information System: 217091
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of International Relations
Date of defense
13. 9. 2021
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd
Keywords (English)Germany, foreign policy, civilian power, role theory, European Policy of Germany, power
The thesis aims to study Germany's foreign policy methods to answer the research question if Germany is still a civilian power. The presented work aims to establish that Germany's foreign policy methods and decision-making process are guided by civilian power theory's normative principles and values, thereby making Germany a civilian power. The author will test this through case study analysis on four diverse case study topics that explore Germany's foreign policy methods over a period of time, thus analyzing the evolution of Germany's foreign policy methods furthermore, if this evolution displays continuity or change of modification in Germany's foreign policy methods. The thesis studied Germany's role in Eastern European enlargement, non-military engagement specifically in combat operations in Iraq, military engagement and combat operations in Afghanistan, and Germany's engagement in the developmental policies for Africa. The formulated hypotheses of the four case studies stand to be correct. Germany's foreign policy methods are guided by civilian power norms and principles since its unification until now under the leadership of three different chancelleries. Because of this, Germany is still a civilian power and adapts to the challenges faced at the time and modifies its methods only after...