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EMU, the Kohl Chancellorship, and German Political Tradition: The Legacy of Adenauer and Erhard

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296386
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019829638X.003.0007
 EMU, the Kohl Chancellorship, and German Political Tradition: The Legacy of Adenauer and Erhard

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Particular attention is paid to the legacies of Adenauer (on primacy to European unification) and Erhard (on the social market economy) and the problems of reconciling these two aspects of post‐war German tradition. The Ordo‐liberal concept of stability culture is identified as centrally important. The German negotiating style is characterized as rule‐based. Kohl is set in the context of German tradition.

Keywords: Konrad Adenauer; Ludwig Erhard; European unification; Germany; Helmut Kohl; negotiation; ordo‐liberalism; social market; stability culture

Chapter.  14575 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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