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Politik im Defizit: Austerität als fiskalpolitisches Regime

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  • Streeck, Wolfgang
  • Mertens, Daniel
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    Seit Anfang der 1970er-Jahre lässt sich eine graduelle Verschärfung der fiskalischen Situation moderner Staaten beobachten. Chronisch gewordene Defizite und eine dramatisch gestiegene Staatsverschuldung sind zu einer beherrschenden Rahmenbedingung wohlfahrtsstaatlicher Politik geworden. Das Papier beschreibt für die Bundesrepublik die langfristige Etablierung eines fiskalpolitischen Regimes der Austerität. Die mit diesem verbundene Einengung des diskretionären Handlungsspielraums staatlicher Politik wird anhand einer Analyse der Entwicklung der Ausgabenstruktur des Bundeshaushalts in den vergangenen vier Jahrzehnten dokumentiert. Die Reaktionen der deutschen Politik auf die 'Finanzkrise' bewirken eine Verfestigung des neuen Austeritätsregimes. Das Papier endet mit Überlegungen zu den Auswirkungen institutionalisierter fiskalischer Austerität auf Stabilität und Qualität demokratischer Politik in Deutschland.

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in its series MPIfG Discussion Paper with number 10/5.

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    Date of creation: 2010
    Handle: RePEc:zbw:mpifgd:105
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    1. Streeck, Wolfgang & Thelen, Kathleen (ed.), 2005. "Beyond Continuity: Institutional Change in Advanced Political Economies," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199280469.
    2. Richard Rose, 1990. "Inheritance Before Choice in Public policy," Journal of Theoretical Politics, , vol. 2(3), pages 263-291, July.
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