Wolfgang Streeck

is Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne. He is the author of Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism (Verso, 2013) and Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy (Oxford University Press, 2009), and co-editor with Armin Schäfer of Politics in the Age of Austerity (Polity Press, 2013).


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Can there be peace in Europe?

A conversation with Wolfgang Streeck

The European integration project urgently needs reconstructing from the bottom up, argues Wolfgang Streeck. This means taking into account the crucial importance of nations and nation-states as the principal sites of democratic self-government.

Germany didn’t intend to become Europe’s current hegemon, writes Wolfgang Streeck. However, even now that it is, German chancellor Angela Merkel may yet go down in history as the person who liberated Europe from a common currency turned into a common nightmare.

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