Man spricht deutsch: Eine trügerische Erfolgsgeschichte

Steffen Lehndorff
2012 Prokla  
The European crisis is giving rise to highly controversial statements on the role of Germany. The paperhighlights Germany's role as the single most important problem maker, rather than problemtaker, in the course of the current revival of neoliberal economic policy reforms in Europe.Major roots of the deepening imbalances in the Eurozone are ascribed to a reshaped Germanmodel of capitalism which is analysed as a hybrid of surviving powerful features of 'Rhenish'capitalism and neoliberal
more » ... neoliberal upheavals in the labour market. As a consequence, the austerity regimeimposed on other countries by the German government may be economically beneficialfor Germany in the short run but will most presumably prove to be a disaster in the longer runboth for individual countries and for Europe as a whole.
doi:10.32387/prokla.v42i166.15 fatcat:zlqfu4nkc5a4lkakqx7a5pjveu