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Innovating is what we do. In our books, we pose new questions and provide unexpected answers. We get involved in the public debate, analyze processes of social change and propose solutions that ensure society will be ready for the future.

Publication: We Humans and the Intelligent Machines

Defeat cancer before it develops. Prevent crime before it happens. Get the perfect job without having to know the right people. Algorithms turn ...

Publication: Europe's Coherence Gap in External Crisis and Conflict Management

External interventions to mitigate crises or end conflicts have rarely succeeded. The EU and its member states, in particular, have repeatedly ...

Publication: English Publications 2018/2019

The new flyer English Publications for 2018/2019 has been published now. Inside the small brochure you can read a description of each title and ...

Books

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Publication: Twelve Stars

Twelve Stars presents 24 though-provoking essays by leading European philosophers on the policy choices that the European Union now faces. Proposals ...

Publication: Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.

As the digital divide between urban and rural regions grows, not everyone everywhere benefits from the opportunities of digital transformation. ...

Publication: Escaping the Escape

Conflict and war, but most of all overwhelming despair are driving massive numbers of mostly young people from the Middle East and North Africa, ...

Publication: What Holds Asian Societies Together?

Social cohesion has become an important public goal in many countries across the globe, not only in the Western hemisphere, but also in Asia. ...

E-Books

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Publication: 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 ...

Publication: 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. ...

Publication: Transformation Index BTI 2018

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

Publication: 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 ...