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
The deadline to submit a panel proposal for the CES conference in Philadelphia (April 14-16, 2016) has been extended to October 16 for members of the IASGP. The IASGP is guaranteed two dedicated panels and IASGP members can also put together their own panels that will go into the conference hopper. Please select the IASGP regional section… Read More CES deadline extended to Oct 16- get your proposals in now!
When the economic and financial crisis hit Europe in 2008, it was not just politicians who found themselves scrambling for answers. Researchers, particularly in political science and law, have struggled to explain the scale and impact of what is clearly the worst crisis the EU has ever experienced. Their befuddlement is hardly surprising, as they… Read More Dr. Henrik Scheller: European Disintegration – the blind spot of European integration research
Even until right before the Berlin Wall fell on November 9th, 1989, most Westerners could barely imagine the reunification of East and West Germany. The division of that country and continent was considered final, or that nothing would change “in my lifetime.” Even today the sudden demise of East Germany and the communist bloc, the… Read More Eric Langenbacher: Thoughts on German Reunification Twenty-Five Years On: A Tale of Two Dates
Related Group Call for Papers: International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP) The theme of the 2016 APSA annual program is “Great Transformations” and is concerned with transformative change either through sudden, dramatic upheavals or through the cumulative result of incremental developments. Quite obviously, Germany has witnessed sudden, dramatic upheavals that have resulted… Read More APSA Conference 2016: Related Group call for papers
The words ‘corruption’ and ‘Germany’ are not generally mentioned in the same sentence. While the Federal Republic generally performs admirably in international corruption comparisons, complacency is rarely a sound policy choice. Germany would benefit from thinking just a little more about where corruption may be lurking and what it might want to do about it.… Read More Dan Hough: Anti-Corruption in Germany; A Culture of Complacency?
Reminder to all members going to this year’s APSA conference in San Francisco, September 2-6: Our IASGP sponsored panel, “Contemporary Issues in German Foreign Policy,” meets on Saturday, September 5, at 8 am, in the Conference Hotel (Hotel Nikko) in Ballroom 1. We’d like to have good attendance at the panel (it assures us of… Read More The IASGP will be present at the APSA conference, Sept 2-6, 2015, San Francisco
42nd 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 at the Goethe Institute in Prague on the 16th and the 17th of June 2016. The conference will bring together researchers on… Read More News: 2016 IASGP conference to be held in Prague on 16-17 June!