Un bell'articolo, pubblicato sul nuovo numero di The Washington Quarterly, dedicato alla Germania ed alla sua "ingombrante" geo-economia: "Germany as Geo-Economic Power".
"However, the size of Germany’s economy, and the interdependence between it and those around it, is now creating instability within Europe. After reunification, Germany became bigger, but was initially economically weaker as it struggled to deal with the costs of assimilating East Germany.
Moreover, it saw its interests as being aligned with its NATO allies and EU partners. But during the last decade, as the German economy has recovered and a zero-sum discourse has returned within the European Union, Germany has become more willing to impose its preferences on others. Within the context of the European Union, Germany’s economy is too big for any of its neighbors such as France to challenge (the ‘‘colossus’’ to which Habermas referred), but not big enough for Germany to exercise hegemony. In short, what appears to have happened is that the ‘‘German question’’ was resolved in geopolitical terms but has re-emerged in geo-economic form."
Sul Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304259304576373281798293222.html?mod=googlenews_wsj