Prof. Dr. William E. PatersonCircle of Friends
Selected PublicationsPaterson, W.E (2012). The Political Afterlifes of Geman Chancellors in Theakston, K. and De Vries ,J. (eds.) Former Leaders in Modern Democracies: Political Sunsets, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 101 -118.
Paterson, W.E (2011). The Reluctant Hegemon? Germany Moves Centre Stage in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, Annual Review 49, 59-77.
Paterson, W.E (2010). Foreign Policy in the Grand Coalition. German Politics 19, 497-514
A clue to the measure of Helmut Schmidt’s greatness is that it cannot be captured by association with a single event or defined by a single quality. His stature and influence is multifaceted and rests on a range of human qualities which taken together give him a good claim to be the most impressive of Europe’s post-war leaders.