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16.04.2021

Poland and Germany in the European Union: The Multidimensional Dynamics of Bilateral Relations

Monika Sus and Elżbieta Opiłowska explore the political and social dynamics of the bilateral relations between Germany and Poland.

A recently published volume edited by Monika Sus, Fellow at the Hertie School’s Centre for International Security, and Elżbieta Opiłowska, Head of the Centre for Regional and Borderlands Studies at the University of Wrocław's Institute of Sociology, examines the various dynamics of bilateral relations between Germany and Poland at the national and subnational levels, taking into account the supranational dynamics, across such different policy areas. 

The book, titled “Poland and Germany in the European Union: The Multidimensional Dynamics of Bilateral Relations”, studies the impact of of historical legacy, interdependence, and asymmetry on the bilateral relationship. Covering the German-Polish relationship since 2004, Sus and Opiłowska demonstrate in a systematic way that the connection between the countries does not qualify as embedded bilateralism as it remains historically burdened, asymmetric, and thus susceptible to crises. 

Access to the volume can be found here

More about the author

  • Monika Sus , Research Fellow, Centre for International Security