Germany--phoenix in Trouble?

Germany--phoenix in Trouble?

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As Germany approaches the twenty-first century, it faces a variety of political, economic and social problems that put the recently united country to the test. Experiencing a dual crisis, Germany's challenge is to manage both the transformation to a postindustrial society and the effects of unification. International scholars address the different aspects of the predicaments Germany finds itself in, and reflect concerns and questions that have been raised about the future of the German model in the broadest sense.

Blackwell North Amer
As Germany - only recently united - approaches the twenty-first century, it is faced with a variety of political, economic and social problems that will put the country to the test.
Some argue that the defining characteristics Germany inherited from the Federal Republic of Germany - characteristics that guaranteed West Germany's stability over four decades - are being challenged in the unification process. Others see the "German model," with its social stability and its continuous economic growth rates, in a major crisis.
Whenever the question of Germany's stability becomes prominent, there rises also a concern that is rooted in the record of Germany in the twentieth century: the historical experience suggests that Germany has a tendency to resort to authoritarian solutions when faced with political, economic, and social turmoil. In other words, Germany might not only be in trouble - Germany might herself be trouble.
This concern is certainly paramount for Germany's neighbors, who are already faced with Germany again becoming the dominant power in the center of Europe. Will the twenty-first century be faced with the incertitude allemandes, the "German troubles," as was the twentieth century?

Publisher: Edmonton [Alta.] : University of Alberta Press, Ă1997
ISBN: 9781417591251
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 280 pages)
Additional Contributors: Zimmer, Matthias


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