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Renewing Democracy: The Rise of Green Politics in West Germany

Stephen Milder and Konrad H. Jarausch

The September 2013 Bundestag election, which reelected Angela Merkel

as chancellor, was a clear defeat for the Green Party. Alliance 90/The

Greens (henceforth the Greens) fared far better than the Free Democratic

Party (FDP), which failed even to score the five percent of the vote required

for representation in parliament, but still fell from 10.7 percent to 8.4 percent,

losing five of their sixty-eight seats in parliament. Since in March of

that same year, surveys had shown their support at 17 percent, this disappointing

result forced Jürgen Trittin, the leader of the parliamentary delegation

to step down.1 In many ways, this perceived electoral debacle marked

the end of an era. The former Federal Minister of the Envi ron ment, who

had originally joined the party in 1980, told reporters that “a new generation” would have to step forward and lead the party into the 2017

campaign. This statement suggested not only that the Greens’ rebellious

founding impulse was spent, but also that they had become part of the

establishment in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), now requiring a

reinvigoration of their own. Since the Greens were once expected to be little

more than a short-lived byproduct of the social conflicts of the 1970s, a

closer look at the party’s founding moment at the beginning of the 1980s

might shed new light on its current predicament.

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policy areas and issues. Carol Hager provides an excellent overview of the evolution of green politics from the 1980s to the present, while Steve Silvia does the same for the German economy—concluding that despite some storm clouds on the horizon, the

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Eugene N. Anderson, Jodie Asselin, Jessica diCarlo, Ritwick Ghosh, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Allison Koch, and Lindsay Vogt

green politics of limits.” The degrowth movement and local-food movements are provided as examples of green thinking. In his critique, Symons argues that reducing consumption today is politically infeasible and will require undemocratic strategies of

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Natalie Bump Vena, Paige Dawson, Thomas De Pree, Sarah Hitchner, George Holmes, Sudarshan R Kottai, Daniel J Murphy, Susan Paulson, Victoria C. Ramenzoni, and Kathleen Smythe

systems of government, including that of the appointment of Green Party members, Indulis Emsis and Moana Carcasses Kalosil as Prime Ministers of Latvia and Vanuatu, respectively, illuminates the key milestones of green politics. The Porter Hypothesis

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The anthropology of human-environment relations

Materialism with and without Marxism

Penny McCall Howard

and the deferral of critique ”. American Ethnologist 41 ( 3 ): 440 – 456 . Burkett , Paul . 2006 . Marxism and ecological economics: Towards a red and green political economy . Chicago : Haymarket . Descola , Philippe . 2010 . “From

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From behind stall doors

Farming the Eastern German countryside in the animal welfare era

Amy Leigh Field

cheap meat fills as food among the less well off in Germany. This is not to say urban populations uniformly reject or question contemporary practices of animal husbandry and meat production, but it is to say urban discourses are shaped by Green politics

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Climate Justice and Intersectionality in the Arctic

Doris Friedrich

.” Based on a “feminist green politics approach” and a corpus of feminist criticism, MacGregor further argues that environmentalism is witnessing a masculinization, where men dominate climate change “at all levels, as scientific and economic experts