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Political cohesion under conditions of fiscal scarcity – German federalism in the time of COVID-19

“The project ‘Political cohesion under conditions of fiscal scarcity – German federalism in the time of COVID-19’, funded by VolkswagenStiftung, will examine the extent to which opportunistic strategies that are inherent to federal settings affect political cohesion and assess which political and institutional safeguards are suitable for containing these strategies. This inquiry will help us to understand both the impact of COVID-19 on cooperation and competition in German federalism and the ways in which German governments cope with fiscal scarcity in the wake of extensive government support packages. The project applies a mixed-methods design and takes account of actors and institutions at the federal and the Länder level. Scrutinising opportunistic strategies by looking at the German case, a prime example of cooperative federalism, will provide for an innovative contribution to the comparative research on federalism.”

Vorlesungsverzeichnis
Bibliothek
SFB 700
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