The Green Party in Germany’s state governments

In April 2017, the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation published the study German Greens in Coalition Governments, in which the experiences of the German Green party in state governments are analyzed. Since its publication much has changed due to state elections, which is why the study will receive an update in several blog posts and a second edition. Additionally, I am working on a new study which focuses on the impact of the Green party in the field of ecologic policies.

Where the first study asked about the ‘how’, the new study is interested in answering ‘what’ the Greens accomplish when in government. Saving the environment is the core DNA of Green politics. It is also the policy area in which the Greens have the greatest competencies and the most ministers within the 10 state governments. Therefore, this new study investigates how the Greens use their core competencies for an ecologic modernisation. The study will be published in the beginning of 2018 and is supported by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. Stay tuned!

Much has changed since the publication of the German Greens in Coalition Governments in December 2016 due to elections in Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein. Therefore, the study receives an update in several blog posts throughout 2017 (in German only). The first blog post was published in Mai, focusing on the Green Votes in the Bundesrat (second chamber). The second blog post is about the Greens’ options of different coalitions and a new generation of politicians beginning to take the lead (Landesrüne im Wandel). By the end of 2017 the blog posts will be incorporated into a second edition of the study.


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