The Bundesgrenzschutz: Re-civilizing Security in Postwar West Germany, 1950-1977

TitleThe Bundesgrenzschutz: Re-civilizing Security in Postwar West Germany, 1950-1977
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLivingstone, David Michael
PublisherUniversity of California, San Diego
CitySan Diego, CA
Abstract

This dissertation investigates West Germany's Federal Border Police, the Bundesgrenzschutz, and seeks to connect its development to the broader questions surrounding democratization. This case study of the Bundesgrenzschutz sheds new light on important insights into the larger process of West Germany's postwar democratization; it shows how security was re-civilized in the aftermath of the Nazi dictatorship.  Drawing upon research in gender history, the idea that Bundesgrenzschutz was used to promote conservative ideals of masculinity in West Germany's young men. [WorldCat]

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