German federalism is one of the most unitary in the world. It started from assumptions based on the subsidiarity principle. They still are to be found in the German constitution.
The lack of a federalism culture, the output orientation of German politics that stresses the sameness of living conditions, and party-political centralization have shaped Germany’s federalism. The last three reforms of German federalism 2006, 2009, and 2017 have all contributed to more centralism and shared decision-making of the federal government and the Land executives.
In the context of this centralized perspective on federalism and the preference of uniformity, we will discuss the federal elections of September 2021 and what impact, if any, they will have on German politics and on the future of German federalism particularly.
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