When it comes to migration, the past wields considerable power over the present in Germany. Christina Zuber argues that ‘ideational legacies’ mean outdated policies are upheld against pressing needs for change. Ideas dominant at historical junctures become tied to national identity. Yet, there is a way to overcome them
Professor of German Politics, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
Most of Christina's research investigates how societal diversity affects democratic government, a question which she addresses by studying political representation and party competition, federalism and regionalism, and the politics and policies of migration and integration, mostly in the context of Europe.