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

State of research into Polish–German relationsState of research on bilateralism beyond Polish–German relationsThe rationale and research questionsResearch designHistorical legacyAsymmetryMethodological approachStructure of the edited volumeNotesReferencesConceptual ideasBilateralism within the European Union: Examining the explanatory power of horizontal Europeanisation and interdependenceMultidimensional Europeanisation: a tool to study bilateralism within the EUInterdependence as a factor shaping bilateral relations among EU member statesConclusionsNotesBack in fashion?: The resurgence of bilateral diplomacy in EuropeThe appeal of bilateralism in Europe and beyondThe added value of bilateral diplomatic networksBalancing bilateral and multilateral approaches in the EUConclusionsNoteReferencesAsymmetric bilateralism and the struggle over status in the EU field of powerIntroduction: studying asymmetry in bilateral relationshipsFrench–German embedded bilateralism: resilience under economic power asymmetries?Polish–German bilateralism: the role of structural power asymmetriesThe struggle over status in the EU field of powerManifestations of the Polish–German asymmetric bilateralism in the EU field of powerConclusionsNoteReferencesThe category of national neighbourship as a complement to the concept of embedded bilateralism: The Polish–German caseAspects of (national) neighbourshipsLevels of national neighbourshipsThe operationalisation of Polish–German relations with respect to the concept of national neighbourshipsStateNationIndividualConclusionsNotesReferencesBilateral relations at the supranational, intergovernmental and subnational levels: case studiesPolish–German cooperation in security and defence: Falling short of potential or doomed to be fragile?Embedded bilateralism: a brief recapitulationBilateral embeddedness of Polish–German cooperation in security and defenceRegularised intergovernmentalismSymbolic acts and practicesJoint leadership in multilateral frameworksWhat impacts Polish–German cooperation within security and defence?Historical legacyAsymmetryInterdependenceConclusionsList of interviewsNotesReferencesPoland’s reserved approach to the euro: Does Germany matter?Embedded bilateralism and the EU: the question of the euroPoland’s approach to monetary integrationAsymmetriesHistorical legacyInterdependence: common interests in the European UnionConclusionsNote(A)symmetry in economic relations?: German–Polish integration in the EU single marketCross-border tradeForeign Direct InvestmentFree movement of workersConclusionsNoteReferencesMigration: An axis of dispute or a potential point of enhanced cooperation?Free movement of workersRelocation of migrants who need international protection (refugees)Liberal migration policy of Poland towards Ukrainian nationalsConclusionsNoteReferencesUntapped horizons and prevailing domestic beliefs: Bilateral climate and energy relations from a Polish perspectiveTheoretical underpinnings of asymmetry in the climate and energy fieldCase selection and methodFormalised formats of Polish–German bilateral cooperationViews on the roles of Poland and Germany in the EU’s climate and energy policy-makingViews on climate and energy policies of Poland and GermanyConclusionsNotesReferencesExplaining the mutual perceptions of Poles and Germans in the light of the Polish–German BarometerAnalytical frameworkPerception of the neighbouring countryAttitudes towards the neighbouring societyOpinions on Polish–German relationsAttitudes towards history in mutual relationsConclusionsReferencesDeterminants of cross-border cooperation in the Polish–German borderlandCross-border bilateral relations: conceptual frameworkDeterminants of cross-border cooperationHistorical legacyInterdependenceAsymmetryThe role of state actorsLocal leadershipConclusionsNotesReferencesBilateral relations at the subnational level: Transborder cooperation networks in the Polish–German borderlandsTheoretical aspects of transborder cooperation networksCooperation process to dateTransborder cooperation networkCooperation networks versus strategic documentsConclusionsNotesReferencesGerman–Polish bilateralism at the local and regional levels: The case of the Interreg programmeTheoretical considerationsThe German–Polish borderland as a laboratory of German–Polish relations?Interreg 2007 to 2013CBC project overviewsCross-border cooperation projectsProject actors: leaders and partnersInterpretations and conclusionsReferencesThe dynamics of economic development in the Polish–German border region: The example of the state of Brandenburg and ...The political framework in the German–Polish border area between 1945 and 2020 for bilateral cooperationEconomic development in the central border region: the example of the state of Brandenburg and the Lubuskie VoivodeshipManufacturing companies in the central Polish–Germany border areaInternationally active companies in the border region and their perception of cross-border bilateral cooperationConclusions: the German–Polish border area as asymmetry or symmetry of economic developmentNotesReferencesThe difficult case of healthcare cooperation across borders: German–Polish bilateral arrangements in the light of ...The potential and practice of cooperative health policy in European borderlandsHealthcare integration and bilateral relations on health policy in the Polish–German borderlandStructural explanations: asymmetry, interdependence and the historical legacyActor perspectives at the subnational and cross-border level: institutions, social capital and multi-level governanceConclusionsNotesReferencesConclusionsWhat explains contemporary Polish–German relations?Polish–German bilateral relations and embedded bilateralismReferences
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