Trade unions and social movements: Opportunities and obstacles in alliance-building and cooperation

Trade unions and social movements: Opportunities and obstacles in alliance-building and cooperation

At a time when much of the Western world is concerned with the upsurge of populism, of right-wing xenophobic movements, and of these movements...
Trends in a transition economy: Kazakhstan’s monetary policy after independence

Trends in a transition economy: Kazakhstan’s monetary policy after independence

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, former socialist countries entered a phase of economic reforms, coupled with intensive social transformations. During this period,...
Billionaires, millionaires, inequality, and happiness

Billionaires, millionaires, inequality, and happiness

The relationship between inequality and happiness is counterintuitive. This applies to both inequality in income and wealth distribution overall and also inequality at the...
Germany

The end of the post-modern dream: Europe and Germany’s return to Realpolitik?

Germany still enjoys a relatively secure place amidst an apparently chaotic environment. This is in spite of the turmoil of shifting constellations of international...
The Eurasia Integration Index: A concept note

The Eurasia Integration Index: A concept note

Economic integration is a process that aims to reduce barriers that exist in economic, social, and cultural affairs between countries. Integration in its current...
Fragments of an ecology of care: Basic income beyond the nation-state

Fragments of an ecology of care: Basic income beyond the nation-state

The present paper proposes the creation of a basic income system that is constituted outside of and beyond the realm of the nation-state, as...
EU–Africa relations in technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective

EU–Africa relations in technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective

This paper examines the relationship between the EU and Africa in terms of technological innovation, focusing on the period from 2000 to 2017. A...
Towards a new pan Africanism a brief introduction

Towards a new pan-Africanism? A brief introduction

Africa’s situation remains unsatisfactory due to a complex combination of problems and factors at the interplay of the six core fields of economics, politics,...
Cooperation between Africa and the EU: The role of think tanks

Cooperation between Africa and the EU: The role of think tanks

What are the challenges when discussing the current state of cooperation between Africa and the European Union (EU)? Given the focus of my research...
foreign exchange

Exchange rate and foreign exchange reserve policies

This paper considers developing country exchange rate and foreign exchange reserve policies. It offers criticism of the conventional approach and argues in favour of...

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