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Understanding Germany: why Berlin’s policies reflect its role as the ‘status quo power’ in Europe

Becker, Peter (2016) Understanding Germany: why Berlin’s policies reflect its role as the ‘status quo power’ in Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Are European citizens now living, as the German sociologist Ulrich Beck once described, in a German Europe? Peter Becker writes that while the actions of Germany throughout the Greek debt and migration crises have provoked diverse responses from commentators outside of the country, Germany’s European policy has consistently been in line with its role as the dominant ‘status quo power’ in the European Union. He argues that Germany’s decision to open its borders to refugees was neither the act of a benevolent hegemon, nor an example of German unilateralism, but rather an attempt to preserve the existing order in Europe.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 12:11
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70631

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