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.
Note: This contribution is the first in a series on our ‘state of the parties’ blog posts. Just over two years since their failure to meet the required five per cent for representation in Bundestag, it is not yet clear whether 2013 was an electoral aberration or the beginning of their political decline. What is… Read More Eliot Taylor: The FDP: on the Road to Recuperation in the Federal Republic?
For a sports fan of a certain age, the summer of 2015 has had rather a depressing feel to it. Not so much on account of any particular events that have taken place out on the field of play, but more for what has been transpiring off it. Over the last few months some of… Read More Dan Hough: Franz, say it ain’t so …
Dear Colleagues, The American Political Science Association is introducing new session formats at its 2016 conference, to be held in Philadelphia next September. One of these new formats is an extended time panel in which 3-4 papers are presented, each with its own discussant. I thought this format would offer the IASGP an excellent opportunity… Read More APSA 2016: Call for Panel Papers & Discussants : Transformations in German Politics
Die Flüchtlingswelle als bundesstaatliche Herausforderung – Stärkung oder Überforderung föderaler Integrationskraft? Round-Table-Gespräch mit Expertinnen und Experten aus Politik, Verwaltungspraxis und Wissenschaft Montag, 23. November 2015 14:00 bis 18:00 Uhr Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg Tiergartenstraße 15 10785 Berlin Prognosen gehen davon aus, dass bis Ende 2015 bis zu ein Million Flüchtlinge vor allem aus Syrien,… Read More Conference announcement (23.11.2015, Berlin) Die Flüchtlingswelle als bundesstaatliche Herausforderung