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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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Climate and Energy Policies in the United States and Germany: Lessons for the Future

Issue Brief 29 AICGS recently completed a project to address the climate and energy challenges with the generous support of the Daimler-Fonds im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, resulting in …

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

Policy Report 37 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 …

Bioenergy in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 36 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, …

Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned

Policy Report 35 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 …

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

Policy Report 34 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 …

Campaign Finance in the United States

Issue Brief 25 For many observers, both inside the United States and abroad, the financing of American political campaigns is regarded with skepticism and some disregard as a system which …

Policies for Profit and Progress? Education Policy Trends in the United States

Issue Brief 19 Trends in education policy influence many aspects of society. Education is now recognized as one of the most important factors for social progress and future profits, making …

Federalism and Environmentalism in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 31 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 …

Health Care and Pension Reform

Policy Report 30 Germany and the United States are facing similar challenges of aging populations. While the aging trend is stronger and more dramatic in Germany, both societies will have …

U.S. and German Approaches to the Energy Challenge

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