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Why Germany has boring politics

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Furman graduates Claire Greenstein (Class of 2011) and Brandon Tensley (Class of 2012) have authored their fourth article for Foreign Affairs, a publication of the Council on Foreign Relations. In it, the writers explain why the German elections “promise to be the least exciting electoral contest in Europe this year,” and why Germany has become the “standard bearer of stability and democracy.” The link provides an excerpt of Greenstein’s and Tensley’s piece. The full article is available by free registration.

Both alumni received bachelor’s degrees from Furman in Political Science and German Studies. In 2015, Tensley was awarded his Master of Philosophy in Politics from the University of Oxford, and was a 2015-16 Luce Scholar in Asia. Greenstein is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 2015–16 Fellow in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.

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