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Kurz kommentiert: Bundestagswahl 2017, Teil 2

Das ist der zweite Teil meines gestrigen Vortrags zur Wahl des Deutschen Bundestags 2017 an der Higher School of Economics: (Teil 1: siehe unten) Allgemeine Schlussfolgerungen 1. Wahlumfragen verlieren immer mehr ihre Fähigkeit, Stimmungen und Meinungen in der Bevölkerung unverzerrt abzubilden. Das hat methodische Gründe. Und das hat politische Gründe. Meinungen, die von der Auffassung […]... Read More
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Kurz kommentiert: Bundestagswahl 2017

Dr. Julia Pasko, Associate Professor an der Higher School of Economics, hatte mich gestern Abend eingeladen, an Ihrem Deutsch-Klub teilzunehmen und die Bundestagswahl 2017 zu kommentieren. In ihrem Deutsch-Klub am Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprache an der HSE treffen sich alle zwei Wochen Studenten und Dozenten der HSE, dem ebenfalls renommierten Institut für Internationale Beziehungen […]... Read More
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Herbst im Herbst, Sommer im Winter

Berlin, Germany’s capital, saw 20°C today, which I consider to summer season temperature. Climate change, if it exists, has not reached Moscow, Russian Federation’s capital, yet; a mere 7° C today. Plain autumn in mid-October. This post features some impressions:... Read More

Paris, go for it!

Paris will ban diesel-engine cars from its boulevards starting from 2024. And in 2030 all combustion-engine vehicles will follow in disappearing from the city’s streets, according to plans from Anne Hildalgo, the Frech capital’s mayor, that were reported across several newspapers today. Right you are! In an attempt to free les Patrigotes from toxic pollution Mrs […]... Read More
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In my classes I am talking a lot about goal ambiguity, multiplicity, and complexity. I am regulary asking my students to solve creativity tasks during my classes in order to deepen their understanding of issues and constraints in real adminstrative life.  Observing front-line professionals at work, such as train drivers, construction workers and engineers, is […]... Read More

Industrial policy, back then

Commuting on Moscow’s metro can be so educative. This morning I stumbled into into a retro-style wagon honouring the Red Flash. The Red Flash was the back then young Soviet union’s first and thus prestigious bullet speed train connecting two capitals, Leningrad (aka St. Petersburg, the former capital during prerevolutionary times), and Moscow (the incumbent […]... Read More

12m v 4m

German federal government sponsors the questionable rebuilding of a military church in Potsdam’s city center with 12m euros. Simultaneously the same city’s local government fails to get a 4m federal funding for a dozen of social projects, including three community centers. 12m v 4m. Potsdam is among the most beautiful cities in Germany; beyond or […]... Read More