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Steht auf, wenn ihr Deutsche seid!: Sozio-ökonomische Erklärungsansätze der neuen Patriotismuswelle anläßlich der Fußball-WM


  • Strulik Holger

    () (Leibniz Universität Hannover, FB Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover)


During the World Cup 2006 Germany experienced a surge of revealed patriotism unseen so far after World War II. How can this unexpected and spontaneous change of social behavior be explained given that preferences (for patriotism) are stable over time? This essay introduces and discusses three possible explanations: (i) patriotism as assurance game, (ii) patriotism as informational cascade, and (iii) patriotism as equilibrium in the threshold model of collective behavior.

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  • Strulik Holger, 2007. "Steht auf, wenn ihr Deutsche seid!: Sozio-ökonomische Erklärungsansätze der neuen Patriotismuswelle anläßlich der Fußball-WM," Review of Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 58(2), pages 151-163, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:lus:reveco:v:58:y:2007:i:2:p:151-163

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    1. Vöpel, Henning, 2006. "Doping im Radsport als kollektives Gleichgewicht," HWWI Research Papers 1-2, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
    2. Dietmann, Carolin, 2008. "Kann denn Siegen Sünde sein? Die Ökonomik des Dopings am Beispiel des Radsports," Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Schriften 01/2008, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Department of Business Administration.

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