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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: 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: 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: 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: 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, ...

E-Books

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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: 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: 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 ...