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Unwitting Architect: German Primacy and the Origins of Neoliberalism

Julian Germann


The global rise of neoliberalism since the 1970s is widely seen as a dynamic originating in the United States and the United Kingdom, and only belatedly and partially repeated by Germany. From this Anglocentric perspective, Germany's emergence at the forefront of neoliberal reforms in the eurozone is perplexing, and tends to be attributed to the same forces conventionally associated with the Anglo-American pioneers. This book challenges this ruling narrative. It recasts the genesis of neoliberalism as a process driven by a plenitude of actors, ideas, and interests. And it lays bare the pragmat ... More

Keywords: Germany, neoliberalism, austerity, economic crises, globalization, European integration, transatlantic relations, monetary policy, finance, trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781503609846
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503609846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Germann, author
University of Sussex