Governing a state or a country is a high art and hard job at the same time. At least, that’s what I experienced as a strategic advisor to the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg. Government life is hectic. Yet, strength lies in calmness, as they say. So how does that exactly work, good governance?

Political science tries to find answers. With the Green Government project, I aim to contribute to this. My study German Greens in Coalition Government (de/en) captures the informal decision-making processes in coalitions and parties of various German federal states (Länder).

In a follow-up project, I examine the governing practices of the German Greens with regard to policymaking. In the study Ökologisch Regieren, I investigate whether the Green Party is succeeding in implementing its goals and concepts for ecological modernization in coalition governments. The English version of the study will be published in summer of 2019.