Contrarily to what has often been stated (“Reformstau”) a number of important political changes could be observed in Germany during the last decades: the rise of the retirement age to 67, the so-called Hartz reforms, the nuclear phase out, minimum wage, introduction of parental benefits, to mention just some of them. Who can initiate such political changes and under which conditions? What dynamics can be observed during the process from agenda setting to the political decision?
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Referat und Hausarbeit
The seminar has the aim to introduce central concepts (Multiple-Streams/ Garbage-Can-Concept, Policy Advocacy-Coalitions-Concept, Punctuated Equilibrium-Concept) and methods of policy-analysis. Those concepts will then be discussed comparatively and their advantages and limits illustrated by empirical examples.