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NIEMCY: W POSZUKIWANIU NOWEGO MODUS OPERANDI
GERMANY: IN SEARCH OF A NEW MODUS OPERANDI

Author(s): Lidia Gibadło
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Germany; Angela Merkel; grand coalition government; European Union; NATO; United States; France; Russia; China
Summary/Abstract: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German reunifi cation a year later,the Federal Republic of Germany is facing new challenges in internal and foreignpolicy. The main goal of this article is to describe the trends and key events shapingboth these spheres. Firstly, the author describes the evolution of the German partysystem as well as the emergence of the climate policy as a key issue infl uencing voters’preferences. The second part of the article focuses on the way Germany is graduallyadapting to new global realities in which globalization is accompanied by growingrivalry of global and regional powers. Following a two-way strategy, Angela Merkel’sgovernment tries, on the one hand, to protect the multilateral order and, on the other, toreconcile contradictory interests in relations with China and Russia while maintainingstrategic alliance with France and the USA. In the meantime, Germany is awaitinga new political era after chancellor Merkel leaves offi ce, which may prevent the FederalRepublic from taking bolder steps in foreign policy until a new political constellationemerges. However, Brexit and the decision on Huawei and ZTE participation in buildinga German 5G network might speed up the process of defi ning the role of post-MerkelGermany in world politics.

  • Page Range: 258-270
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish