After Fukushima: Domestic political debate and electoral politics in Germany unique in the European-global context

This spring and early summer the domestic political debate and electoral politics in Germany have been dominated by one issue: the future of nuclear energy after the disaster of Fukushima. The first two contributions of  latest GermanStudies.ca newsletter discuss the dramatic turn in the German government's nuclear policy and the degree to which Germany decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022 is unique in the European-global context. Read the article of Willem Maas and Edelgard Mahant ( York University) in GermanStudies.ca - March/July 2011 Newsletter .