Introduction to the German Economic System
Politik und Gesellschaft
Students will be introduced into the "Social Market Economy" with its most important modules in theory and how this model is working in reality. The most urgent problems which arosed during practizing SME in the last 20 years will be shown and analysed. Possibilities of reshaping the model will be discussed.
- Development of the model of "Social Market Economy" after World War II in Germany;
- The specific German combination of a basic free market economy with a socially structured performance;
- Discussion of current problems especially the German insurance systems concerning old-age pensions, unemployment, and health.
Abelshauser, Werner (2005): The Dynamics of German Industry. Germany's Path toward the New Economy and the American Challenge. New York, Oxford (Berghahnbooks).Glossner, Christian L. (2010): The Making of the German Post-War Economy: Political Communication and Public Reception of the Social Market Economy After World War II", London (I.B. Tauris). Van Hook, James C. (2007): Rebuilding Germany: The Creation of the Social Market Economy, 1945 - 1957, Cambridge UK (Cambridge University Press).Podhostnik, Thomas (2002): Aspects of the Social Market Economy: The History and Foundation of Social Market Economy, Konstanz (didactmedia). Siebert, Horst (2005): German Economy: Beyond the Social Market, Princeton, (Princeton University Press).
2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)