This article analyses Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly journal, and its discursive constructions of the oppositional voices against the socalled structural reforms imposed on Greece in the context of the Eurozone crisis. The analysis is focused on relevant articles published by Der Spiegel between late 2009 and early 2015, during important, crisis-related socio-political events. Drawing on discourse theory and critical discourse analysis, the article concludes that Der Spiegel (along with other mainstream media in Germany and elsewhere) publicly legitimizes the elites’ hegemonic crisis-narratives and -policies, while discrediting oppositional voices. The study further foregrounds the ways Der Spiegel and other German mainstream-media reproduce a nationalistic ‘victimization’ of Germany, which advances Germany’s own national branding-strategy of positive self-representation in the EU and in the world.
This edited book presents analytical reports dеvoted to the
main political and economic events in Germany in 2017. The
authors consider the main features of the German economy,
the foreign trade sphere, digital and energy transformation,
the economic consequences of Brexit, German-American and
German-Russian economic cooperation, actual domestic polit-
ical tendencies, the changing role of people's parties, as well
as the transatlantic vector of Germany’s foreign policy
Konstantin Trofimenko (PhD), Director of Centre for Research of Urban Transport Problems, Institute of Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies, and Nikita Krupenskiy (PhD), a senior research fellow at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, both at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, explain how digitalisation has been introduced to the cities of Russia and how its continued development is making city spaces and transport networks smarter.