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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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Recovering More Than Profits

According to the usual statistics, the United States is leading the pack out of the pandemic. Already by the end of 2021, GDP was 5 percent higher than at the …

Experts all around us?

Scientific advisors in health systems and their effect on politics In 2007, the German novelist Juli Zeh published a play in which people live in a health dictatorship. Her dystopian …

Transatlantic Pandemic Response Shortcomings Highlight Need for More Robust Public Health Communications Infrastructure

As we enter May 2022, both the United States and Germany have reached similar inflection points in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Highly effective vaccines and boosters are widely available to …

Labor and Social Welfare Policies in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Germany and the United States Compared The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread standstill of substantial parts of the economy have had an unprecedented impact on businesses and …

AICGS Profiles: Reem Alabali-Radovan

State Minister and Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration Reem Alabali-Radovan was appointed Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration) in 2021. Annette …

AICGS Profiles: Carsten Schneider

State Minister and Federal Commissioner for East Germany Carsten Schneider, from Erfurt, Thuringia, was elected to the Bundestag in 1998. He was appointed State Minister and Federal Commissioner for East …

AICGS Profiles: Aydan Özoğuz

Vice President of the Bundestag Aydan Özoğuz is a SPD politician from Hamburg. After serving as State Minister and Federal Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees, and Integration (Staatsministerin bei der Bundeskanzlerin …

Episode 54: Diverse Communities, Questions of Identity, Polarization of Societies

On this episode of The Zeitgeitst, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AICGS project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited the …

German Policymakers Beyond the Cabinet

Similar to any modern democratic political system, power in Germany is concentrated in the cabinet—currently with fifteen ministers controlling various policy areas and respective bureaucracies. There is, of course, also …

Episode 53: The Changing Dynamics of German Politics

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens, and the Liberal FDP has just passed 100 days in office, faced with Russia’s war on Ukraine and …