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Foreigners, or Us. Germany in Search of a new Identity

Author(s): Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Politics and Identity
Published by: OSW Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Migration; xenophobia; Germany; national identity;
Summary/Abstract: A sudden influx of over a million refugees and migrants to Germany at the turn of 2015 and 2016 caused a tightening in Germany socio-political crisis. A smoldering, protracted dispute over Germany it exploded as a migrant country with doubled force and for many years will divide German society. It is a conflict to match those with which the Germans struggled for decades, and which concerned attitude to the past and German history, as well as issues use of nuclear energy. All indicates that this time the division will be more permanent, and certainly deeper, because it is essentially about the sense of national identity of the Germans. It can be assumed that of all recent crises (from financial, through the eurozone crisis and Brexit, after the war in Ukraine) it is the migratory one that creates the toxic mixture with identity problems, will bring Europe the most conflicts. They are also dangerous to German democracy.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-65827-46-3
  • Page Count: 38
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish