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What Does a Crown Prince Look Like?

A Summer Day in the Monarchical Democracy Bavaria 2020 A “monarchical democracy”1 welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel last summer. What looks like the reception of one head of state by another is actually Angela Merkel’s visit to the Bavarian Cabinet and its Minister President Markus Söder. Why would a domestic political meeting be staged like […]

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Woman (Un)Equals Man

Women’s Dress in Politics When we look at pictures in the context of politics, we tend to see stately rooms or backdrops and serious-looking men. The photographs evoke thoughts about policies, power, representation – in short, politics. They hardly make us think about something else all those pictures have in common, something so glaringly obvious […]

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A Rare Image of the German Chancellor

Emotions in Images – When Rationality No Longer Works Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Germany is facing an increasing number of new Covid-19 infections. Even worse, the country is recording a disturbing record of daily deaths. Chancellor Angela Merkel appeals to the public as well as the elected officials with an emotional speech to further tighten […]