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Our societies are changing on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to demographic change, immigration and integration, and regional differences—among other factors. Greater understanding about our cultures, an open exchange about emerging issues, and fostering dialogue between different groups can help German and American societies build stronger internal and external connections and awareness.
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Religion and Public Policy: A German-American Comparison

German-American Issues 9 AICGS is pleased to present German-American Issues 9, “Religion and Public Policy: A German-American Comparison.” The essays presented in this publication examine the issues of faith-based initiatives, …

Sixty Years After the Founding of the Jewish State: Are German-Israeli Relations Still “Special”?

German-American Issues 8 In the sixty years since Israel’s founding, German-Israeli relations have been nothing if not complex. On the occasion of Israel’s sixtieth anniversary, the essays in German-American Issues …

Stem Cell Politics in Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 24 It has become fashionable to contrast a religious United States with a secular Europe. As with most broad generalizations, this one contains some truth. Levels of religious …

Lost in Translation: The Impact of Culture on the Media in the United States and Germany

Issue Brief 18 The role of the media as an influencer in domestic politics is also crossing over into foreign policy as well. This holds true for the German-American relationship… …

Reconciling Religion and Public Life: Essays on Pluralism and Fundamentalism in the United States and Germany

German-American Issues 7 This edited volume is the culmination of an AICGS project examining perceptions of religious pluralism and religious fundamentalism in the United States and Germany, generously funded by …

Religion and World Politics: A Structural Approach

Issue Brief 16 It wasn’t so long ago that many social scientists were convinced that religion had been consigned to the margins of politics, indeed to the margins of modern …

Religion and Politics: The European Debate

Issue Brief 15 The number of books, conferences, and media programs focusing on the resurgence of religion in domestic and international politics is an indicator of how important this issue …

Disturbing Fundamentalism

Issue Brief 13 The story of religion in the modern world is the story of failed predictions. From Marx to Comte to Freud, many of the West’s most influential thinkers …

Women and Entrepreneurship in Germany

Issue Brief 12 The great Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, argued that it is entrepreneurs, or ‘wild spirits,’ who inspire innovation and technological change in a nation. Schumpeter coined the German …

The “Religion” Debates: What Are We Talking About?

Issue Brief 10 Debates about the interaction of religion, faith, and politics have dominated public discourse in the United States and Europe over the past several years… Download Publication

Confronting Religious Diversity in Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 9 In September 2001, less than ten days after the terrorist attacks on Washington, DC and New York, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) began running nationwide on U.S. …

German and American Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East Conflict

German-American Issues 6 Perhaps there is no issue today that better reminds us of the link between culture and politics than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Our decision …