Green Space in the History of Political Ideas

Liberalism, conservatism and socialism have long been seen as the dominant political paradigms of modernity. But these centuries-old frameworks are no longer unchallenged. Environmentalism, in the broad sense, draws from all three and yet offers a distinct, universal political outlook that responds to fundamental problems of (post-)industrial society.

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Breaking Europe’s Double Deadlock

French President Macron’s bid to reform Europe has missed vital opportunities. Carefully built alliances and transnational politics are key to effectively changing Europe.

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Renewables in the Energy Security Landscape in Poland and Ukraine

In the long run, the transition to renewable energy may prove key to breaking Poland and Ukraine’s dependency on Russian gas.

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The Nature of Green Populism?

From Nigel Farage’s Great British Countryside to the fields of Bavaria, what role does the environment play in far-right discourse?

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Europe’s problem is not (just) Germany

Germany should not be criticised for pushing other EU countries to stick to agreed rules and reforms. However, it should also be prepared to do so as well.

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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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‘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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Think Global, Act Local: The Role of Regional Actors in Climate Protection

One state in Germany – alongside many in the US – is showing that sub-national actors can take a lead in protecting the climate.

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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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