Franziska Carstensen

Institute for Parliamentary Research

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Dr. Franziska Carstensen works as research associate at the Institute for Parliamentary Research (IParl) in Berlin. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Her research and teaching areas include the German political system, parliaments at all levels (in particular at the sub-national state level), and federalism. Currently, she works in a research project on second chambers (senates) in comparison, and she examines German state legislatures and their parliamentary functions.

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A Question of Dissent in the German Government

Since the last federal elections in 2021, Germany has been governed by a so-called Ampelkoalition (traffic-light coalition), named after the political colors of its parties: red for the Social Democrats …