AICGS

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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Battle for the Bundestag: German Election of 2009

On September 27, 2009 the German voters decided in favor of a change in the German government. After four years of a grand coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD, the …

A New Map for American-German Relations: Memorandum to the New U.S. President

In January 2009, you—Mr. President—the United States, and the world will be facing numerous challenges of enormous importance ranging from the crisis in the global financial markets to the global …

Why is There No PISA Shock in the U.S.? A Comparison of German and American Education Policy

When the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) released the results from its third cross-country comparison of the knowledge and skills of high school students in early December 2007, …

Short-Term Solutions to the Climate and Energy Challenge

In AICGS Policy Report 37, “The Short-Term Potential of Climate-Friendly Technologies,” Felix Chr. Matthes and Lewis J. Perelman examine the technological solutions that can make a substantial impact on climate …

Bioenergy in the United States and Germany

Authors Bruce A. McCarl and Tobias Plieninger focus on the role biofuels can play in addressing climate change and improving energy security in AICGS Policy Report 36, “Bioenergy in the …

Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned

In AICGS Policy Report 35, “Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned,” Joseph E. Aldy, Camilla Bausch, and Michael Mehling draw on the experiences in Germany and the U.S. with …

Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution

Climate change is one of the most important challenges that the world faces today. In addition to the war in Iraq, climate policy was also one of the primary causes …

Federalism and Environmentalism in the United States and Germany

In an increasingly interwoven and interdependent transatlantic community, the political decision-making process is expanding both horizontally and vertically. The actors on the policy stage are multiplying at all levels. The …

U.S. and German Approaches to the Energy Challenge

somewhat cyclical in recent decades…