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Katrin Scharfenkamp and Alexander Dilger

Are the highest politicians better qualified than their peers? In this article, we analyze differences between chancellors, vice chancellors, and ministers of the inner or residual cabinets of the German federal governments between 1949 and 2009 with respect to their social backgrounds and educational, economic, as well as political human capital. Different statistical methods reveal no clear primacy of chancellors or vice chancellors over other members of government. Interestingly, inner cabinets have higher qualifications than residual cabinets, as well as partly chancellors and vice chancellors.

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Luke B. Wood

ministries of the German federal government (Bundesregierung) are headed by powerful bureaucratic actors whose policy tastes and preferences are shaped by the position of their organizations in the broader institutional framework of the Federal Republic. The

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Fall-Out and the German People

The Political Climate in Pausewang's Novel Die Wolke (1987) and Anike Hage's Manga Adaptation (2013)

Sean A. McPhail

absent from Hage's text. Such omissions mirror the Bundesregierung' s [German Federal Government's] own treatment of German democratic history. In describing its evolving relationship to democracy, the Bundesregierung credits Germany with ‘la[ying] the

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“Revenge of the East”?

The AfD's Appeal in Eastern Germany and Mainstream Parties’ Responses

Jennifer A. Yoder

and commissioned by the German federal government, called “Causes and Background for Right-Wing Extremism, Xenophobia and Xenophobic Motivated Attacks in East Germany,” suggested that the gdr , as a homogeneous society with very few and relatively

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Renaissance of the New Right in Germany?

A Discussion of New Right Elements in German Right-wing Extremism Today

Samuel Salzborn

policy of the German federal government. Although the notion of a geistig-moralische Wende was officially promoted by the government, however, the various cabinets under Kohl were certainly contradictory about it and not always very consistent in