Roderick Kefferpütz

Roderick Kefferpütz works for Germany’s only Green-led regional government as Deputy Head of Unit for Policy and Strategy in the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. He was previously head of office for MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP). He holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford.


Green is the New Normal in German Politics

With the Greens polling at a record high while the traditional parties seemingly run out of road, what are the factors underpinning the recent success of political ecology in Germany?

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Who Is the World’s Moral Superpower? A Book Review

Chinese foreign policy expert Yan Xuetong's new book opens the question of how morality as an instrument of power could reshape today's world order.

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“Democracy is like a Sand Castle”

UCL assistant professor Brian Klaas discusses the West's role in global democratic decline and what should be done to reverse this trend.

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Enter the Dragon: the New Global Economic Order and What It Means for Europe

The world economy has become a battleground for geopolitical hegemony. To stay in the game, the EU needs a new strategy.

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Liberal Democracy’s War with Itself

With authoritarian populism on the rise, liberal democracy in Europe is facing an existential crisis. In this interview, Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy, hashes out the conundrum facing democracies old and new.

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The New Zealand Greens’ Long Road to Government

An interview with co-leader and climate minister from the New Zealand Greens on their successes in government so far and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Representing the Brave New World of Work

As digitalisation turns the world of work upside down, Reiner Hoffmann discusses the situation of employees in the future labour market, and the role of the EU and trade unions.

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Surviving the storm: liberal democracy in times of change

A shared republican understanding of democracy could offer a way out from the dead ends of ethnic nationalism and identity politics.

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Car Wars: The Future of Europe’s Car Industry

The automotive industry is in store for drastic change in the next ten years as the car is practically being reinvented and Germany and China compete to develop electric car technology.

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‘What we have achieved has to become the benchmark’ – Interview with Reinhard Bütikofer

Why the Jamaica coalitions talks with Merkel failed and where things will go from here.

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‘Now we have to see where viable bridges can be built’ – Interview with Reinhard Bütikofer

Last November, we spoke with German MEP Reinhard Bütikofer on the Jamaica coalition talks.

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“Social justice for all? That’s like Harry Potter on TV on a saturday night”

We talked strategy & political reality with Robert Habeck, leader of the German Greens in their strongest state result this year.

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Selling its Future Competitiveness? Why Europe Needs to Screen Foreign Investments

Foreign investment into the EU often have political, as well as economic, motivations. Should the EU act on this?

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