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Domestic Policy

A variety of reasons, including demographic change, global migration patterns, economic hardship, and climate change, demand that both Germany and the U.S. craft domestic policies that effectively address their populations’ concerns. This imperative is also seen in the political sphere, as voters make their voices heard in state, federal, and supranational elections.
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The Other German Elections

Over the last several months, Germany watchers have been fixated on the country’s national elections, the results of which will finally settle the looming question of who will replace Angela …

Germany Has a Math Problem, and It’s about to Get Worse

What the numbers say about the energy landscape In this traditional state of Bavaria where election banners offering defense of “Heimat” (Homeland) seized the day in the last election, the …

The Fight Against Money Laundering: Germany Expands its Transparency Register

In Germany and the United States, criminals often hide behind a complicated web of companies that does not reveal the individuals who control the entities. But there are also many …

Not So Boring After All

The Bundestag Campaign One Month Before Election Day Lately, there have been two emerging narratives regarding the September 26th election for the German Bundestag. On the one hand, commentators are …

Merkel and the Transformation of Gender Politics in Germany

In contrast to her male predecessors, Angela Merkel declared in the early 1990s that she would not wait to become a political shipwreck before withdrawing from politics.[1] She announced her …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy on Gender Equality?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on gender equality in Germany? Petra Ahrens, Phillip M. Ayoub, & Sabine Lang Tampere University, Occidental College, & University of Washington 2021 marks …

Where Do They Stand on Climate? Comparing German Party Programs

Climate politics is back on the agenda. According to a recent poll, 34 % of the Germans consider environment and climate an important current issue. Still far away from their …

From Red to Green

A Transfer of Power on Germany’s Left Spurred by the catastrophic consequences of once-in-a-century devastation by torrential rains, the Bundestag election of Sunday, September 26, might well usher in a …

Who Wants to Be Germany’s Next Chancellor?

The German Federal Republic has been widely perceived as a classic case of party government, in which the parties and the party complexion of governments shape the country’s political fortunes …

A Guide German Party Election Platforms 2021

  CDU / CSU (the Union) Campaign Platform Foreign Policy Work together with democratic partners, especially in Latin America and the Indo-Pacific, to address issues such as climate change, trade, …

The Political and Electoral System of Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany is a constitutional republic with the Federal President (Bundespräsident/in) as the Head of State with limited political power. The incumbent is Frank-Walter Steinmeier (formerly a …