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Atomkraft: Jein

The Greens’ Identity Crisis in the Age of Nuclear Energy Expansion The Green Party (Die Grünen) in Germany evolved from a wave of social movements that began with student protests …

Akron & Chemnitz

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In November 2019 and March 2022, the inaugural cohort of the AGI Social Divisions and Questions …

Dortmund & Buffalo

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In March and June 2022, the second cohort of the AGI Social Divisions and Questions of …

Jeff Rathke on the 2022 Midterm Elections

AGI President Jeff Rathke appeared in German media to discuss the 2022 midterm elections. Mr. Rathke gave his analysis of U.S. politics and what to expect following the elections on …

AGI Profiles: Yvonne Magwas

Vice President of the Bundestag The former Auerbach, Saxony, city councilwoman was elected Vice President of the Bundestag with 600 votes on October 26, 2021—the highest-ranking office left for the …

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AGI Profiles: Dr. Carsten Pillath

State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Dr. Carsten Pillath serves as a State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, heading Directorate-Generals VII (Financial Market Policy) and E (European …

AGI Profiles: Dr. Anna Lührmann

Minister of State for Europe and Climate Background Dr. Anna Lührmann (Bündnis 90/The Greens) is a member of the Bundestag and serves as Minister of State for Europe and Climate …

Anti-Feminism in the Rhetoric of Populist Radical Right (PRR) Female MPs in Germany and the United States

Women play an increasingly important role in Populist Radical Right (PRR) parties. This seems paradoxical, as these parties typically reject a political role for women and emphasize regressive core beliefs, …

AGI Profiles: Petra Pau

Vice President of the Bundestag Background Petra Pau is a German politician and member of Die Linke. Pau is currently the longest-serving Vice President of the Bundestag and has held …

The Persistent Relevance of Immigration for German Voters

In Germany’s 2017 election, immigration played a decisive role as a clear wedge issue, splitting political parties and providing the necessary conditions for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) to …

Elections are not Enough

Negotiating the “Traffic Light” Coalition Contract in 2021 To form a new government in Germany, elections are not enough: first, a coalition must be built to get the necessary votes …

Opposition(s) in a Fragmented Party System

The politics of opposition in Germany are increasingly complicated. For much of the early history of the Federal Republic, the party system was a two-bloc affair, with one side in …