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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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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The Insufficient Visual Representation of Deportation in German Media Alan Kurdi, rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, the burning Moria camp: These images have violently penetrated our memory, and not by chance. The omnipresent media images have become immaterial mental images1 due to their iconic nature. They are supposed to create awareness of the humanitarian […]