Category Archives: Germany

Nov 21 2019

Do political divides translate into social divides? Winners and losers of globalisation

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By Marc Helbling and Sebastian Jungkunz Over the years globalisation has led to major socio-political change that led to the emergence of a new cleavage between those who profit from it and those who suffer from the negative consequences thereof. Marc Helbling and Sebastian … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2019

Whose freedom, and from what?: The child as cipher for a (transnational) politics of ‘traditional values’

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By Maria Brock Awareness of increasing (and increasingly politicised) sentiment against so-called ‘gender ideology’ is spreading, and no longer merely confined to academic and activist circles. Indeed, while her work is considered notoriously inaccessible to those outside academe, Judith Butler, … Continue reading

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Mar 23 2018

Germany’s Silent Democratic Crisis

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By Christian Kloetzer After elections for the German Bundestag in September 2017, the phase of government formation has now ended, as the coalition between Christian democrats and social democrats has voted another cabinet under Chancellor Merkel into office last week. … Continue reading

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Nov 28 2017

Germany’s (lack of) self-understanding

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By Maria Brock & Max Hänska One of the most remarkable feats of German post-war history is the way it has  made continual efforts to work through its past. Monuments commemorating those killed by the Nazis can be found in … Continue reading

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Oct 27 2016

The EU-Turkey Deal: Ambiguities and Future Scenarios

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By Pınar Dinç and Irem Aydemir  The Arab Spring started the fire in 2011, and ever since the whole MENA region has been in turmoil. The civil war in Syria has quickly become a global one with the ongoing war … Continue reading

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Nov 25 2015

Why Cameron shouldn’t gamble with Germany: Helmut Schmidt’s story

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 By Mathias Häussler Born in the North German port city of Hamburg in 1918, Helmut Schmidt was an enthusiastic Anglophile in his early life, to the point that he abstained from voting on the Treaties of Rome in the German Bundestag … Continue reading

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Sep 21 2015

Can the EU be hospitable?

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By Jasmine Gani The recent refugee crisis in Europe has been an embarrassing and damaging episode for the EU, which prides itself on its humanitarian credentials.  The awful and tragic image of the little boy Alan Kurdi that went viral … Continue reading

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Aug 28 2015

Fortress Europe: Cause or Consequence of Europe’s ‘Migrant Crisis’?

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By Catherine Briddick Europe, it seems, is facing a ‘migration crisis’. This crisis is ‘testing’ for, amongst others, the British public, because, as our Prime Minister David Cameron explained in an interview with ITV News: you have got a swarm … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2015

Syria’s Refugees: When did the West Become so Heartless?

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By Christopher Phillips Recently I went to see Miss Saigon at the West End, a tragic musical set in the years after the Vietnam War. In one scene, the lead characters flee on a crowded boat full of migrants from … Continue reading

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Aug 14 2015

Weaponisation of War Memories and Anti-German Sentiment

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By Roberto Orsi In the aftermath of the tumultuous events in Brussels and Athens, public opinions in Europe and elsewhere have been rapidly polarised, to an extent perhaps not seen in decades. The dramatic deterioration of Greek finances (both public … Continue reading

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