Conference – German Politics Specialist Group’s Annual Conference 2023

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The German Politics Specialist Group will hold its annual conference on the 21st and 22nd of September 2023 at the University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley campus, supported by the Political Studies Association and the University of the West of Scotland.



Historical milestones and contemporary challenges

In 2023, Germany is marking several important anniversaries. It is 75 years since the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan, came into effect. 50 years ago, West and East Germany became members of the United Nations, and it has been 25 years since the West German ‘1968 generation’ came into positions of power at the federal level in the red-green coalition government.

These milestones have shaped German domestic politics as well as the country’s place in an integrated Europe and a globalised world. In this highly symbolic year, and amidst multiple crises since the late 2000s, the conference invites researchers, practitioners, and anybody interested in German politics to come and join us for this two-day conference to reflect on Germany’s past, present, and future.

Among others, presentations will examine topics relating to identity and collective memory, political engagement and activism, Germany’s militant democracy, and the country’s economy in a globalized world.

The programme of the conference is attached to this email. Please use this link to register for the conference on Eventbrite. Attendance is free, but places are limited.

For any queries regarding the conference, please contact Dr Hartwig Pautz ( as the local organiser.


2023 GPSG Paisley conference program

Written by Juline Beaujouan

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