This paper examines Germany’s position of power in the European Union. Germany has gone from ‘the sick man of Europe’ to being the, by far, leading economic power in Europe. The paper will take a look at Germany’s new role, how it achieved it and discusses if Germany is becoming an economic hegemon in the European Union. Further it will examine Greece through a case study, which will illuminate how Germany is able to affect other, weaker, countries in the European Union. The analysis of this paper is conducted via extensive document analysis of scientific articles and expert sources, which gives a wide array of perspectives on the issues presented in this paper. It is concluded that Germany, though largely dependent on the European Coal and Steel Community, have attained it’s economic power through a large production and subsequent export of goods. The economic crisis has only made the gap between Germany and the weaker nations bigger, as Germany’s economy has made them able to better withstand the effects of the crisis.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2015|
|Vejledere||Jacob Dahl Rendtorff|