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40 states don’t have a full-time legislature

40 U.S. states don’t have a full-time legislature In trying to figure out if and how state governments are equipped to become active on the international stage, I also looked at their policy-making capabilities. Governors have long been traveling abroad and state legislatures, too, are active internationally. But the analysis of policy-making capabilities revealed differences …

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Criticism and open questions: What flaws in the study can be addressed by future research

Oral defense presentation gives overview over entire research project For my oral defense, I focused my presentation mostly on the feedback and criticism I had received from my advisors. This was an opportunity to discuss some of the study’s flaws and to point out options how future research could address these weaknesses. Download the presentation …

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How U.S. states use a unique institution to speak out on trade

How U.S. states use a unique institution to speak out on trade Trade policy took center stage during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and President Donald Trump has since made trade a cornerstone of his administration’s “America First” efforts. In this way, global trade is usually discussed in terms of the national economy and geopolitical …

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About the research project

About the research project Transatlantic Ties is an original political science research project in the field of transatlantic relations. Conducted between 2015 and 2018, it explores how the federal states in the United States of America (U.S.) represent their transatlantic trade interests in the European Union (EU). Against the backdrop of the negotiations for the …

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