Volume 5: Austrian Historical Memory and National Identity.

After World War II, Austrian elites constructed a new identity based on being a “victim” of Nazi Germany. Cold- war Austria, however, envisioned herself as a “neutral island of the blessed” between and separate from both super- power blocs. Now, with her membership in the European Union secured, Austria is reconstructing her painful historical memory and national identity.

Günter Bischof, Anton Pelinka, editors

Volume 1: Austria in the New Europe

[CAS Volume 1]

This is the first first volume in the Contemporary Austrian Studies Series. The contents include: "Austria and Western European Integration after World War II", Oliver Rathkolb; "Austrian Neutrality and the Europe of 1992", Paul Luif; and "The Transformation of Austrian Society and the New Europe", G. Prisching.

Günther Bischof and Anton Pelinka, editors

Contemporary Austrian Studies

Volume 24: Austrian Federalism in Comparative Perspective

[Contemporary Austrian Studies]

With its ambiguous mix of weak federalist and strong centralist elements, the Austrian constitutional architecture has been subject to conflicting interpretations and claims from its very beginning. The written 1920 constitution has been paralleled by informal rules and forces making up for the imbalance of power between national and subnational authorities. Understanding these inherent weaknesses, virtually all political actors involved are well aware that reforming the allocation of rights and duties between the different levels in the federal state is urgently needed.