Germany is a Country of Immigration

Global migration and increasing diversity are key challenges. Today and Tomorrow.

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Dataset of German Study on Emigrants and Return Migrants Published in GESIS Data Archive
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Policy Brief published: "Black, Red, Green. What are the Party Preferences of Immigrants?"
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Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer elected as new Chairman of the Expert Council
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Immigrant Political Party Affiliation: Importance of Shared Beliefs

Around 17 million people with a migration background live in Germany. What role do they play in political life and how do they make their voices heard? In the last election for the German parliament (Bundestag), 5.8 million immigrants were eligible to vote (a figure set to further increase) and can therefore cast their vote at municipal, state and federal level. Another 5 million people in Germany meet the requirements for naturalisation and would also be eligible to vote.However, going to the ballot box is just one of many ways to be involved in the political process. Collecting signatures for petitions, contacting politicians directly, going to rallies or engaging in political initiatives and parties are activities open to people even if they don't have German citizenship. Active ... More ...