This concluding piece summarises the key advances made by the contributions to this special issue by way of discussing how German foreign policy is adapting to the (post-)Corona world. While the world seemed ‘out of joint’ to German policymakers back in 2015, the developments related to the spread of Covid-19 suggest that the tumultuous period of international politics will continue well into the 2020s. Therefore, given the intertwined nature of Germany’s relationship with the European and global orders, analysing Germany’s foreign policy should remain extremely interesting in the years to come. We outline the key avenues for future studies of German foreign policy (individual level, parties, institutions, external environment, domestic consensus building), show how they are developed in this special issue, and sketch pathways for their further advancement. Thereby, we wish to extend an open invitation to an inclusive, theoretically well-informed debate on German foreign policy, to which this special issue hopes to contribute.
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- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations