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Plan E

on the road to renewables

In Germany the switch to renewables is decided. The objective of German energy policy is thus clear; but the road to renewables is a long and bumpy one. In Hamburg eleven young journalists met people from all strands of society, who helped them to apprehend the multifaceted aspects of the switch to renewables. Their impressions are recorded in this magazine, which you can read, view, and listen to on Plan E is the result of a ten-day interdisciplinary educational project run by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s academy for young journalists, JONA. more…

November 14, 2013

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