The German Agenda-Setting Project

The German agenda-setting project is developing several data sets on issue attention and policy-making in Germany. The following data are  coded for the period between 1978 and 2008.

  • Most important problem surveys (Umfragen)
  • Executive speeches (Regierungserklärungen)
  • Parliamentary questions (Anfragen)
  • Bill proposals (Gesetzesanträge)
  • Adopted laws (Gesetze)

All data are classified by policy topic according to the Comparative Policy Agendas scheme and will become available on this page.

The project is based at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz and directed by Christian Breunig.This research is funded by the Connaught Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Committee on Research (AFF) at the University of Konstanz and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft