Previous projects

Global Crises and What it Means to be German (Jan 2017 - Dec 2017)

Description
Global Crises brought together the research completed during three previous DAAD-funded IGS research projects - Zeitgeist (2011-2012), Worldviews (2013-2014) and (Not) Made in Germany (2015-2016).

(Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside (Jan 2015 - Dec 2016)

Description
Through this project the IGS consolidated and expanded its role as a primary hub for the support and inspiration of German Studies in the United Kingdom, as well as its reputation as a leading global research centre.

The German Past and the Contemporary World: The domestic and foreign politics of memory (Jan 2013 - Dec 2014)

Description
The projectt examined in detail the interaction beween collective memory, policy elaboration, and the personal remembering of different individuals and social groups.

Zeitgeist. What does it mean to be German in the 21st century? (2010 - 13)

Description
What does it mean to be German in the 21st century? To inherit a difficult history and be subject to national stereotypes or much more than that?

Germany and the Future of Europe (2003 - 04)

Description
This project, funded by the James Madison Trust, explored the contribution of German ideas and actions in shaping the debate on the future of Europe.

The Search for Solutions: Policy Learning in Britain and Germany (1994 - 04)

Description
The Institute for German Studies celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2004 with a series of policy workshops.

Political Participation of Young People in Europe' (EUYOUPART) (2003)

Description
The aim of the study was to look into youth political participation from the perspective of public policy, NGOs, academic literature, and – most importantly – from young people themselves.

Intergovernmental Relations and the EU (2001 - 03)

Description
This project formed part of the research programme, headed by the Constitution Unit at UCL, on "Nations and Regions: The Dynamics of Devolution" funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Policy Transfer and Programmatic Change in Communist Successor Parties in East-Central Europe 2001 - 03)

Description
The aim of the project was to analyse programmatic change in the Communist Successor Parties (CSPs) of East Central Europe.

Political scandals and the trust of citizens in German federal institutions (2001 - 02)

Description
The relationship between corruption (in the form of 'political scandals') and the trust of citizens in German federal institutions.

Multi-Level Electoral Competition and Regional Party Systems (2000 - 01)

Description
The process of constitutional change spawned new arenas of electoral competition environments. In view of these processes of devolution the Leverhulme Trust funded a series of projects.