Germany

Article

12 Apr 2018

A small environmental organization has taken on Germany’s powerful auto industry in court and has begun winning limited bans on heavily polluting diesel vehicles. Some analysts say this may be the beginning of the end for diesel automobiles in Germany and the European Union.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

This paper examines the leadership of places – cities, regions, communities – in Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom, and explores the capacity of vignettes to generate new, theoretical and empirical insights.

Article

4 Jan 2018

Rare statistical data on violence by asylum seekers confirm the far right's fears, but not its recipes.

Article

19 Oct 2017

A research by Social Change Initiative and Purpose Europe analyzing inclinations and worries about immigration in different sectors of public opinion in Germany.

Article

4 Sep 2017

When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?

Research report

A report of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce – Industry 4.0 Testlabs Workstream
10 Aug 2017

This report provides a detailed overview of the relevant resources, findings and recommendations resulting from the work of the Industry 4.0 Testlabs Working Group of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce during 2016–2017.

Article

21 Jul 2017

An influential German institute has studied thousands of article published by daily newspapers during the refugee crisis. Their conclusion: journalists lost their objectivity and drove a wedge through society.

Research report

6 Jul 2017

This paper evaluates the prospects for the development of a strategic energy partnership between Australia and Germany based on the potential for Australia to emerge as Europe’s major supplier of liquefied natural gas.

Research report

12 Jun 2017

The considerations and suggestions presented here are based on research and consultations with the following four countries, each of which is advanced in terms of the development of research infrastructures and research data management: Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom.

Thesis

1 Jan 2017

This is a study of individuals of German-Tongan descent living around the world. Taking as its starting point the period where Germans in Tonga (2014) left off, it examines the family histories, self-conceptions of identity, and connectedness to Germany of twenty-seven individuals living in New...

Journal article

8 Dec 2016

Introduction

This article questions the ability of current market frameworks to instigate large-scale, long-term systemic change to generation and network patterns in Australia. Systemic change will need to take account of the legal frameworks of the National Electricity Market (‘NEM’) – a market...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Studies of building design and economic feasibility for energy-efficient refurbishments often utilise average temperatures for the heated space in a dwelling. As even small deviations have a significant impact on the resulting energy demand, an occupant-centred simulation is necessary for more...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Energy efficiency measures/ private home-owners/ decision process

Methodology / Approach –Explorative research/ qualitative interviews/ content analysis

Results – Decisions towards energetic renovation measures can be characterized as a strategic consumer decision rather than the often assumed purely investment decision....

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Political topics like energy efficiency and climate protection are en vogue. There are manifold funding programmes, but since these are bound to the goals of the respective programmes, the implemented projects do not adequately consider integrative aspects. It is necessary to...

Commentary

Article

12 Sep 2016

Anniversaries are opportunities for reflection and re-evaluation. In recent weeks, news media around the world have commemorated and reassessed the events of late August and early September 2015 that led to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers, and their initially...

Research report

17 Aug 2016

Description

This paper looks at firms’ motivation for training apprentices in both Australia and Germany. The study explores how these countries compare when dealing with their respective institutional arrangements for apprenticeship training. It then analyses Australian employer's commitment to training based on changes...

Commentary

Article

28 Jul 2016

Munich-based business, LaterPay, offers publishers and news consumers micropayments or IOU-for-the-Internet with a twist - readers only actually pay once they hit a total of 5 euros worth of reading. LaterPay keeps track of what you're reading, and takes a 15-25% cut (depending on volume...

Research report

13 Jul 2016

The research finds that Austria demonstrates a model of a successful federally legislated housing system. It has a national level legislative framework outlining the business model for not-for-profit housing provision, establishing cost rent setting rules and delineating conditions for the use of direct and indirect...

Commentary

Article

30 Jun 2016

Europe offers lessons for Australian parties uneasy at the prospect of having to talk to each other

In the same week as Malcolm Turnbull called the 2016 Australian election, another conservative leader on the other side of the world did what his Australian...

Book

6 Jun 2016

This is a reprint of the first detailed study of how Pacific Islanders responded politically and economically to their rulers across the German empire of the Pacific. Under one cover, it captures the variety of interactions between the various German colonial administrations, with their separate...