While Green Party candidates win elections and make policy in Germany, here the Green Party barely registers. Why? Contrasting electoral systems, and the fact that U.S. Greens run as purists, not as politicians.
My kingdom for a duvet …
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
The industrial revolution wasn't all about the spinning jenny and steam power. Money talked, and it needs to again if power and prosperity are to flow to the UK regions.
A local election with national implications.
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Past research suggests governing parties often take a hit in mid-term regional votes before recovering in national contests.
Sir Edward Lutyens-designed estate in Pimlico, London.
The 'pay to stay' policy reveals great differences in the perception of what, and who, social housing is for.
German lessons for migrants and refugees.
Germany’s problems with integrating immigrants date back to before the refugee crisis.
Media at the scene of mall shooting in Munich.
A German culture scholar looks at how rising fear of terror and a week of violence has affected German media and politics. Will Germany's open refugee policies last?
In her annual statement to the press, the German Chancellor insisted recent events would not change her stance on welcoming refugees.
After Cologne attacks.
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.
Instead of seeking to blame immigrants or Islamic State, Europeans need to rise to the challenge posed by the modern world.
Meet new British PM: Check.
Everyone is looking to the German leader to save the union in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Paul Pogba helps France beat Iceland 5-2.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande are now alone at the top table, and there are no prizes for guessing who is drawing up the seating plan.
How to avoid the politics of revenge.
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Angela Merkel's calmness is a key part of her negotiating strategy.
‘And he’s missed it’.
Perverse mental processes take over when the chips are down. And there's something you can do about it.
Merkel: a watershed moment.
Angela Merkel has called for Europe to stand together in the face of Brexit.
Germans have been protesting against rape laws for years.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
Greece needs genuine European support.
Economic sense has been largely irrelevant in the unfolding Greek drama. Instead, morality has been at its heart.
Boris Johnson says so. But the reality about EU minimum wages and the effect on migration is more subtle.
A dysfunctional unilateralism characterises intergovernmental relations in Australia.
The reality is that intergovernmental relations are not the strong point of federal systems generally. But some do it better than others.