Otto von Bismarck once quipped that “if the world ends, I’m going to Mecklenburg: everything happens there fifty years later.” Long known as something of a backwater, it’s a rare thing indeed that Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (MV) would come to international attention. Yet stunning results in its state election on September 4th have shone a spotlight… Read More Jon Olsen: The Landtagswahl in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (MV); What did we learn?
Any Brits reading German newspapers this week may well have felt a strange sense of déjà vu. Germany has its very own parliamentary expenses drama to deal with, and it has echoes of the 2008 episode that shook the UK’s political establishment. No matter how the so-called ‘Montblanc Affair’ pans out, a number of former… Read More Dan Hough: German MPs and the politics of fountain pens
The conference takes place under the auspices of H.E. Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven, the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to the Czech Republic and H.M. Tomáš Zima, the Rector of Charles University in Prague 42nd Annual Conference Goethe-Institute Prague, Masarykovo nábr. 32, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic 16th– 17th June 2016 Annual Conference of the… Read More 2016 programme for the IASGP conference in Prague
Varianten und Dynamiken der Politikverflechtung im deutschen Bundesstaat Von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz, Jessica Detemple, Dr. Dominic Heinz Der deutsche Bundesstaat wird oft wegen der starken Politikverflechtung als ineffektiv und inflexibel kritisiert. Das vorliegende Buch stellt diese pauschale Einschätzung in Frage. Die theoretischen Überlegungen und Fallstudien zu den Gemeinschaftsaufgaben nach Art. 91 a GG, der… Read More New book out now! Varianten und Dynamiken der Politikverflechtung im deutschen Bundesstaat
Gender Quotas and Democratic Participation Recruiting Candidates for Elective Offices in Germany Louise K. Davidson-Schmich A volume in the series New Comparative Politics Since the 1970s, quotas for female political candidates in elections have proliferated worldwide. Beyond increasing the numbers of women in high-level elected bodies and, thereby, women’s political representation, advocates claim that quotas… Read More New book out now! Gender Quotas and Democratic Participation Recruiting Candidates for Elective Offices in Germany
42nd Annual Conference Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP) Goethe-Institut, Masarykovo nábřeží 32 Prague 16-17 June 2016 The IASGP is pleased to announce that the Association’s annual conference will take place in the Goethe Institute in the historic city of Prague on June 16-17 2016 in collaboration with the… Read More Call for papers for the IASGP Annual Conference at the Goethe-Institute Prague 16-17 June 2016
These are interesting times for the Germany’s Left Party (Linkspartei). Since its emergence from the shadows of authoritarian rule in the former GDR, the Left Party has built its reputation largely around domestic issues. Most observers of German politics will recognize the Left Party as the successor to the Party of Democratic Socialism or PDS,… Read More Peter Doerschler: Die Linke- state of play
ASTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES PhD Studentships in the School of Languages and Social Sciences Reference Number: R150344 The School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS) invites applications for one fully-funded and five fees-only PhD studentships from strong candidates in any of the research areas covered by the School. The studentships are… Read More Advertisement for LSS PhD studentships 2016 at Aston University
Note: This contribution is the second in a series on our ‘state of the parties’ blog posts. The rise, fall, and rise of the AfD So far, the short career of the “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD) has been nothing but astounding. Founded only a few months before the 2013 Bundestag election, the AfD polled 4.7… Read More Kai Arzheimer- Germany’s new AfD party: state of play
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business Institute for Social Change and Sustainability Institut für Gesellschaftswandel und Nachhaltigkeit (IGN) The Institute for Social Change and Sustainability (IGN) is embedded in the Department of Socio-economics, which has a well-established focus on issues of sustainability in its research as well as its teaching programmes. Indeed, the Department… Read More Advertisement for 2 PhD positions at the Vienna Business University’s Institute for Social Change and Sustainability.