Stormy-Annika Mildner, Brittany Sammon

Running against the Economy

U.S. President Barack Obama’s Re-Election Prospects

SWP Comment 2012/C 22, July 2012, 4 Pages

With four months left to go in the U.S. presidential election, the campaign has turned into a neck-and-neck race. In a campaign about economic perception, the candidates each represent starkly contrasting narratives and visions for America. The election will ultimately serve as a referendum on President Obama’s first term in office, although each candidate enjoys key advantages and disadvantages that could be decisive factors in such a close election. At this point, it is unclear who will win in 2012 but it is clear that it will be much closer than 2008.

SWP Research Paper

Daniel Voelsen
Internet from Space

How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance


Sinem Adar, Günter Seufert
Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

An Overview of Institutions and Politics