As a hegemon, Germany has certain responsibilities

  • Philip Cerny

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Sir, Jens Spahn’s Comment “Thanks for the advice, but we prefer fiscal discipline” (October 18) should have been entitled “I’m all right, Jack”. Germany is a prosperous country with a large export surplus and a strong external financial position, but those only benefit the domestic population and German companies and banks. Looking at the wider context, however, Germany occupies a position in Europe that has been called “hegemony”.

Period20 Oct 2016

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  • TitleAs a hegemon, Germany has certain responsibilities
    Date20/10/16
    PersonsPhilip Cerny

Keywords

  • Germany
  • economics