Governing a state or a country is a high art and hard job at the same time. At least, that’s was my experience as 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 project Green Government, I aim to provide some. My study German Greens in Coalition Governments (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 Governing Ecologically (de/en), I investigate whether the Green Party is succeeding in implementing its goals and concepts for ecological modernization in coalition governments.