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Merkel, Draghi and Tsipras

Simon Bulmer

These are the three key European leaders of the moment, but a Eurozone ménage à trois remains highly unlikely… Over the course of the Eurozone crisis the German government has been the most important influence on policy, raising the question of its potential hegemonic role.  Its prescriptions have followed an ordoliberal script.  Over the past couple of weeks Berlin’s policy … Continue reading

5 February 2015 by
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German power under the spotlight

Simon Bulmer

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German institutions, politics and values still present formidable obstacles to real change It is 25 years this coming weekend since the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.  The opening of the border set off complex international and internal German negotiations that enabled unification to take place swiftly in … Continue reading

6 November 2014 by
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