25.10.2019
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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04.10.2019
Choosing Investment over Breaking Even

Tight public spending may have powered its exports, but underinvestment in people and infrastructure has its costs. Could a new investment rule be just what Germany needs?

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24.09.2019
A Tailwind to Speed Up the Transport Transition

While citizens in Germany push for a transport policy which prioritises cyclists and pedestrians, not cars, progress remains slow. Why is the transition taking so long?

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21.06.2019
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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14.06.2019
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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29.04.2019
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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22.02.2019
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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25.06.2018
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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27.03.2018
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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11.01.2018
‘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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