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L'Allemagne réunifiée : un État, deux sociétés ?


  • Jean-Vincent Pfirsch
  • Cellule de sociologie de l'OFCE


[eng] European Sociological Chronicle OFCE sociological group A set of three papers on European social change is presented here. The first one analyses the German reunification. On many aspects (standard of living, gender inequalities, opinions, etc.) the east-west homogenisation is a long, problematic and unachieved process. Closing the social gap is not a simple economical issue. The eastern identity is not disappearing but transforming. The second paper assesses the integration of foreign workers in German society and its evolution. The German society is now a country of massive immigration. The process of integration, estimated by indicators such as intercommunications and intermarriages between Germans and immigrants, is going ahead. The third paper compares European Sociological Chronicle the lecture of newspaper and the use of information. A classical northern-southern gap separates Baltic protestant countries and Mediterranean Latin countries. The same structure opposes Europe on the base of the diffusion of new technologies of information. [fre] Les différences Est-Ouest ont-elles été gommées en Allemagne, en dix ans de réunification ? Si les inégalités économiques entre anciens et nouveaux Länder sont en voie de régression, il apparaît clairement que des particularités sociales et idéologiques subsistent de part et d'autre. L'analyse des divergences concernant la structure sociale, la condition féminine, les attentes à l'égard de l'État ou le vote aux dernières élections fédérales permet de comprendre la portée et les limites d'un pari politique : fonder la fusion de deux sociétés sur l'homogénéisation de leurs activités économiques.

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  • Jean-Vincent Pfirsch & Cellule de sociologie de l'OFCE, 1999. "L'Allemagne réunifiée : un État, deux sociétés ?," Revue de l'OFCE, Programme National Persée, vol. 69(1), pages 251-266.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:rvofce:ofce_0751-6614_1999_num_69_1_1548
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ofce.1999.1548

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