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The Volkswagen affair: an intercultural analysis
October 29, 2015
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The greatest automotive scandal ever erupted with the revelation of large-scale cheating by Volkswagen. We examine this from an intercultural viewpoint.
Culture & Countries
Explaining tragic Greece to Lutheran Germany
May 21, 2015
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For Angela Merkel, economic discipline – something incomprehensible to a typical Greek – is firmly rooted in the Protestant culture of the 16th century. That which Max Weber analysed so effectively in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This is a culture based on moral discipline and the individual’s subservience to divine law, which in […]
Culture & Countries
German discipline
May 14, 2015
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In L’âme des peuples in 1950, André Siegfried seeks to understand the German people and the origins of their “iron will” but his analysis, which differs from previous ones, leaves us rather perplexed. A combination of influences Relationship to nature In Western Europe, nature is much more reminiscent of a garden while the great plains […]