Authors:doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Kříž, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jana Urbanovská, Ph.D.
Since the German unification in 1990 and essential changes in the international security environment, researchers have been engaged in an important debate about the new role of Germany in the current world. Academic literature offers many theoretical approaches that enable to conceptualize this new role of Germany: from the theoretical perspective, the concept of civilian power, the concept of trading state and the concept of middle power are considered to be the most elaborated. In the first place, this publication aims to evaluate the German foreign and security policy between 1990 and 2013 in light of these theoretical approaches, to better understand this policy and transmit the findings in an understandable way to the broad public.