Noch immer „Modell Deutschland“?
Mythen und Realitäten politökonomischer Kontinuität einer Gesellschaftsformation. Gilbert Ziebura zum 88. Geburtstag
The regulation of the economic crisis within German capitalism since 2008 seems to follow the
basic structures of the so-called „Modell Deutschland”: in industrial relations a corporatist
arrangement between capital, state and labour tried to absorb the consequences of the crisis,
and the traditional export industry supported the new economic growth since summer 2009.
The article analyses the internal and external dynamics of its transition between structural
change of the world economy and conditions of political decision-making since its proclamation
in 1976. In conclusion today the German „Exportmodell” is no longer based on class
compromises in German society on the one hand and on European balances between interests
of economic stabilization and modernization on the other hand, but a force that is able to
undermine alternative paths of economic development in Europe.