Social Market Economy

The Case of Germany

Authors: Muresan, S

  • Analyzes comprehensively the German model of economic and social policy
  • Takes an outside, objective and interdisciplinary perspective
  • Discusses the applicability to other countries, in particular in Eastern Europe
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About this book

The book presents the economic policy model known as “Social Market Economy” in Germany, the country where it originated. Although the model has since been adopted as core objective in the EU Treaty of Lisbon, experts still disagree on its exact nature. The author contributes to this debate by presenting the German economic system from an external perspective and looking at the extent to which it enabled the country increase its weight in international relations. The system´s history, identity, political and economic concepts, including ordoliberalism, are analyzed. Its potential and shortcomings are assessed by comparing it to other forms of capitalism. A brief enquiry is made into whether the "Social Market Economy", or aspects of it, are applicable to other countries, including in Eastern Europe. Providing both theoretical and practical aspects, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, public administration professionals, and policymakers.  

About the authors

Stefan Sorin Muresan holds a PhD in Economics from Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, an MA in diplomatic studies from the University of Westminster in London and a MSc. equivalent degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His main areas of academic interest are foreign policy and international economics and is affiliated to the Altiero Spinelli Centre for the Study of European Organization of the University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca Romania. He worked as a senior diplomat in the Romanian Embassy in Germany and in the Department for Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, and served as an advisor on international relations to the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania in Bucharest. Mureşan partly lives in Germany where he works as a business consultant specializing in East-West business development for industry and trade, in international project management and as political consultant on behalf of The Diplomatic Economist Ltd. whose director he is. He teaches “Economic Diplomacy” for incoming international students at the University of Applied Science Würzburg, lectures at political foundations and works occasionally for the Federal German Institute for Vocational Education and Training as an expert for evaluating EU projects and for CEDEFOP and international study visits.

Reviews

Hard-working, intelligent people can be found in any nation. Nevertheless, the sum of economic results for a nation as a whole can differ tremendously. Stefan Sorin Mureşan provides the readers with an understanding of key success factors by discussing the case of Germany.  The strength of this country is based on the Social Market Economy and is well documented by all credit rating agencies worldwide.- Dr. Oliver Everling, Guest Professor of the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) in Beijing,China, CEO of  RATING EVIDENCE GmbH, Frankfurt and Co-Editor of the magazine 'Kredit & Rating Praxis', Germany

The social market economy is a popular reference but most of the time a misunderstood school of thought. Dr. Mureșan presents a thorough analysis of its intellectual roots and skilfully guides us to its various consequences for domestic and international economic policy, past and present. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand German economic policy and why much of it has been at odds with the way the Euro crisis was managed. - Dr. Fredrik Erixon, Director and co-founder of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09212-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35868-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Market Economy
Book Subtitle
The Case of Germany
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09213-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09213-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09212-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35868-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 410
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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