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Social Media and Elections in Asia-Pacific

The Growing Power of the Youth Vote

“Social Media and Elections in Asia-Pacific - The Growing Power of the Youth Vote” is a compilation of 10 chapters covering eleven nations in which our contributors from Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand (Australasia), South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan examine trends and outcomes surrounding recent elections in these countries. more…

Alastair Carthew, Simon Winkelmann | November 5, 2013

Bundestag elections in Germany held on 22 September 2013

Election analysis

The CDU achieved a particularly good result, its best since 1994. The election results are above all a show of trust in Chancellor Angela Merkel. more…

Dr. Viola Neu | September 26, 2013

Challenges for Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Effects on Economies and Societies

This is a documentary report on a workshop jointly held in Tokyo, July 16, 2013 by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute for International Monetary Affairs under the title of “Challenges for Fiscal and Monetary Policies; Effects on Economies and Societies.” more…

Event Reports | August 23, 2013

The Perception of Germany's "Energiewende" in Emerging Countries

Results of qualitive interviews on Germany’s transformation of the energy system in Brazil, China and South Africa

This study was conducted by infratest dimap on behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Within the KAS, the study was a joint project involving the departments of European and International Cooperation and Politics and Consulting, with the Political Dialogue and Analysis and Empirical Social Research teams taking the lead at the working level. The contents and structure of the expert interviews were determined in collaboration with specialists at infratest dimap, based on input from earlier workshops. more…

Dr. Christian Hübner | July 9, 2013

The German Economy during the Financial and Economic Crisis since 2008/2009

An Unexpected Success Story Revisited

Only one decade ago, Germany was calles "the sick man of Europe". Nowadays, the same comments speak about Germany as "Europe's engine". What are the reasons behind that considerable change in the performance of the German economy and its public observation abroad? Lothar Funk from Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences explains in his report some of the main reasons behind that change with sepcial respect to the situation of te German labour market. more…

Prof. Dr. Lothar Funk | January 7, 2013