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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 Potential Impact of German Elections

As Germany enters a national election year, the decisions made by voters when they reach the polls in November could have major effects not only for Germany, but for Europe …

Thirty Years of Bundestag Presence: A Tally of the Greens’ Impact on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Political Life and Public Culture

German-American Issues 14 As we look to the German federal elections in 2013, AICGS’ newest publication considers three decades of a changing political landscape with the emergence of the Green …

Financing German Health Care

Former DAAD/AICGS fellow Dr. Dirk Göpffarth of the German Federal Insurance Office in Bonn, Germany and Klaus-Dirk Henke of  the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, recently published a report entitled “The German Central Health …

Merkel’s Political Strategy

In this recent commentary originally published by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte compares the election strategies of President Obama as he sought a second term and Chancellor Merkel as …

Pay-for-Performance in the Health Care System: Lessons Learned and Steps Forward

The German and U.S. health care systems may be different in many ways, but both countries face similar challenges.  Both countries are troubled by aging populations and increasing health care …

What America’s Election Means for Europe

This text by AICGS President Jack Janes originally appeared as part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s ongoing series entitled “Strategic Europe.”  The elections on November 6 will not fundamentally …

Die Betreuungsgeld-Debatte: Implications for Integration

On June 6, 2012, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a proposal that would issue financial support (a so-called Betreuungsgeld, or child care subsidy) to families who care for their toddlers …

The U.S. and German Health Care Systems after the Health Care Decision: Not Much Closer

On June 28, the Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the controversial requirement for individuals to purchase health …

Access, Quality, and Affordability in Health Care in Germany and the United States

Despite dramatic differences in the history of their health care systems, the United States and Germany face similar challenges in improving the quality of care while simultaneously expanding access and …

Beyond Domestic Politics: Energy Policy in the Transatlantic Relationship

On June 18, Philipp Rösler, Chairman of the FDP and German Minister of Economics and Technology, opened a visit to Washington, DC, with a speech on the three issues at …

The Momentum of Health Care Reform: UnitedHealth Maintains Consumer Protections

As consumers, insurance companies, and the federal government await the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one health insurance provider has stepped up to …