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Unwitting ArchitectGerman Primacy and the Origins of Neoliberalism$
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Julian Germann

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781503609846

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503609846.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Unwitting Architect
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Julian Germann

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503609846.003.0001

The introduction asks how Germany—a country long thought to be irrevocably European and committed to a more social market economy—could have emerged at the helm of a punitive program of neoliberalism within Europe. To resolve this puzzle, we need to revisit the crisis of the 1970s, when neoliberalism first appeared, and rethink the role of the German state in light of newly available archival material. From this viewpoint, Germany is revealed to be the “unwitting architect” of neoliberalism. Its parochial attempts to manage the crisis domestically promoted a regressive form of capitalism internationally that soon boomeranged back upon it, and which it promotes across Europe today so as not to practice at home. After a chapter-by-chapter summary of this argument, the Introduction lists the archival sources consulted for this book and discusses how an archival method can be integrated into critical International Political Economy.

Keywords:   Germany, archival research, embedded liberalism, neoliberalism, eurozone, eurocrisis

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