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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.

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Publication: Living Diversity – Shaping Society

Religious, cultural and linguistic diversity has always been a reality in Germany. Yet determining what constitutes success in terms of dealing ...

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: Transformation Index BTI 2018

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

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, ...

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Publication: To the Man with a Hammer

In the face of rising complexity and systemic risks, policy-making appears at a breaking point. If business and public leaders hope to create ...

Publication: Responsible Entrepreneurship

Meeting the societal effects of demographic change, globalization, digitization and growing social inequality requires collective action on the ...

Publication: Megatrends in Global Interaction

We inhabit an increasingly interconnected world, yet too often policymakers and advisors view each issue in a vacuum, focusing primarily on short-term ...

Publication: 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 ...