L'anthologie of Global Inestabilidad Transpuesta - Instabilitate vs. Stabilität: How Important Are Cultural Differences? - Romania and Germany (Part 44)
Transposing emblem by Andreea Sepi
The PSD withdrew its support for its own team of ministers and forced a no-confidence vote through Parliament. The fact that, only months earlier, the very same cabinet had survived massive street protests to cling to power in a January anti-corruption scandal only adds to the oddity.
|Bucharest, Romania - Center of Bucharest|
The press and social media exploded. Possible party intrigues were "exposed", gloomy forecasts printed, endless debates followed.
|Alba Iulia, Romania - Foundatain Statue|
What makes Romania so resilient to this type of instability that would be deemed insane anywhere else in the world?
|Brasov, Romania - Aerial view|
|Bicaz Gorges, Romania - Bicaz Canyon|
|Munich, Germany - English garden|
Nothing can be further from the steadfast, rule-oriented German way of doing things. Compared to Romania, life in Germany is steady, monotonous and highly predictable. It follows a clearly outlined structure. In fact, you'll hear many Romanians complain that they "don't feel alive" enough in Germany.
|Munich, Germany - Munich subway station|
The country has been ruled by a stable great coalition (Große Koalition or GroKo) between the center-right CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union) and the center-left SPD (Social Democratic Party) for the past four years with very few signs of tension. The only conflict has been a light skirmish on immigration and security issues (between the CDU and CSU), but even in that case, there was never any imminent danger of disintegration. The debates were usually mature, subdued, and extremely weak (or soft-spoken) by Romanian standards where “ad hominem” attacks are ubiquitous in politics. Germany is characterized by stable coalitions at the local, state and national level, based on the ability to separate people from the problem, discuss interests instead of positions, and, generally, address issues in a much more objective manner (Sachorientierung).
From tacit acceptance of fate to languid resignation in the face of endless delays and changes of plan, from adherence to tradition to the deliberate building of informal networks, and from effective improvisation and problem-solving spontaneity to resilient business growth, Romania remains an oasis of stability in South-Eastern Europe - despite its tumultuous neighborhood and its hotly debated political scene.
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|Postcard version of The Emblem of Instability Transposed at 1080 Wyckoff|
Photo 1: Bucharest, Romania - Building - Ciprian Lipenschi
Photo 2: Bucharest, Romania - Center of Bucharest - Hadrian
Photo 3: Alba Iulia, Romania - Foundatain Statue - Tony Urban
Photo 4: Brasov, Romania - Aerial view - Krasnevsky
Photo 5: Bicaz Gorges, Romania - Bicaz Canyon - Dziewul
Photo 6: Munich, Germany - English garden by Franz
Photo 7: Munich, Germany - Munich subway station by moomusician
Photo 8: Munich, Germany by Camilla Bundgaard
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