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A European Unemployment Benefit Scheme

The recent euro crisis and the dramatic increase of unemployment in some euro countries have triggered a renewed interest in a fiscal capacity ... read more

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Transformation Index BTI 2014

Managing the peaceful transition of authoritarian states to democracy and a market-economic system represents a tremendous challenge. read more

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Freedom, Equality, Solidarity

Although the principles of democracy are in abstract stable concepts, every generation must consider anew how best to apply them in society. ... read more

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A Fair Deal on Talent – Fostering Just Migration Governance

If well managed, migration generates benefits for migrants, their countries of origin and the countries they settle in. For migrants, it can ... read more

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Change Ahead? Sustainable Governance in the BRICS

The emergent powers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are drawing attention as they change the political and economic ... read more

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A Fundamental Law of the European Union

The financial crash and lengthy economic recession have tested the institutions of the European Union as never before. Debate about the future ... read more

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From Cooperation to Partnership: Moving Beyond the Russia-EU Deadlock

Europeans can be proud as they look back on fifty years of peaceful integration. Nowadays many people worldwide see the European Union as a ... read more

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Shaping Globalization

The rise of new economic powers in Asia and Latin America has changed the size and the direction of cross-border investment flows. Emerging economies ... read more

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Inspiring Democracy

Democracy lives and thrives on the participation of its citizens. But what is more to the point, without the participation of its citizenry, ... read more

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In Search of a Sustainable Future

How can politics, economy and society become more sustainable and socially just? To this end, what kind of political course has to be set at ... read more

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Corporate Responsibility in Europe

The sector-specific approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR) has attracted little attention so far, although the industrial sector is a key ... read more

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A World in Transition

What reforms must governments initiate in order to ensure the sustainability of their societies? What examples of success can we identify by ... read more

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Une Loi fondamentale pour l'Union européenne

The financial crash and lengthy economic recession have tested the institutions of the European Union as never before. read more

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A European Unemployment Benefit Scheme

The recent euro crisis and the dramatic increase of unemployment in some euro countries have triggered a renewed interest in a fiscal capacity ... read more

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Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future

Since the first Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, many states have been looking for a new concept of economic and social progress. ... read more

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The Coup One Year on: Thailand’s “Ugly German” Constitution

A year ago the Thai military staged a coup against the caretaker government at that time. Since then Thailand’s new constitution – the 20th ... read more

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Germany and the United States: Reliable Allies

The Pew Research Center, in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation, surveyed publics in the United States and Germany to examine American ... read more

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EU-Russia relations in the context of the eastern neighbourhood

Both the EU and Russia_s ambitions for the eastern region have evolved into two competing region-building projects underpinned by differing strategies, ... read more

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Increasing Wage Inequality in Germany

The wage distribution in Germany has become increasingly unequal in recent years, especially since the mid-1990s. The decline in collective bargaining ... read more