Gérard Bökenkamp

Gérard Bökenkamp, born 1980 in West-Germany, is a historian and publicist.

Bungling politics:
Open Door and High Wall
Why current asylum and refugee laws lead to barriers

Politicians often agree on slick soundbites to create a good image, trusting that no one will be so foolish as to follow through what they have decided to the very last consequence.

The case of Özil and Gündoğan at the World Cup:
Market-Compliant Booing and Collective Identity
Fans not only buy the sport, but also the sense of community

The controversy surrounding two German soccer players with Turkish roots reveals that sport is an expression of identity.