Lecture Information:

 

 

Britain and Germany: Two Competing Models of Capitalism?
Lecture Tour

 

Date: 28 April, 29 April and 30 April 2003

 

Locations:

 

  • Würzburg/Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft
  • Bamberg/Centre for British Studies
  • Bayreuth/Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft

 

Dr Ray Cunningham will lecture about 'Britain and Germany: Two competing Models of Capitalism?' Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?

 

Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?It is often argued - indeed it has almost acquired the status of received wisdom - that Britain and Germany represent two models or types of political economy; models, moreover, which are in competition, not just for international markets, but for economic hegemony. And increasingly it is argued that the 'German model' cannot hope to prevail - perhaps even to survive - in the globalised international economy, and that Germany must either adopt the Anglo-American model or inevitably face economic decline. Ray Cunningham will ask how well this received wisdom matches the empirical evidence and analysis provided by a number of studies comparing the two political economies carried out for the Anglo-German Foundation.