Christian Schnee served Germany’s Christian Democratic Party both in opposition and government as media spokesperson and subsequently headed the political communications unit for the international think tank Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Currently, he holds a position as senior lecturer in Public Relations at the University of Greenwich in London. His latest book Political Reputation Management: The strategy myth, published in 2015 by Routledge, addresses issues of political marketing.Last updated on 18.04.2016
The rationale that explains the popularity and longevity of fictional characters such as detective Columbo also helps predict election outcomes and forecast the likely winner in the race for the White House
Does the refugee crisis spell doom for Merkel and usher in the end of her chancellorship? Not necessarily. After a decade in the job she shows remarkably little signs of fatigue and there is no reason either to believe she is daunted by the intensity of opposition her controversial migration policy has been incurring. Nor does a growing amount of personal defamation seem to sap her determination.