Stabilising the Balkans: Towards a regional security architecture in Southeast Europe

Stabilising the Balkans: Towards a regional security architecture in Southeast Europe

From a Western European point of view, the Balkans have for a long time been considered as a kind of ‘powder keg’, which, in...

Why Europe urgently needs to rethink its unfair trade deals with Africa

African countries are currently negotiating with EU officials for a successor to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, which is due to expire in 2020. As...
South Africa

Citizens, states, corporations, and nature: EU-South Africa conflicts flare

In sharp contrast to both xenophobic political and neoliberal economic trends that have emerged across both Europe and South Africa, the continent’s greatest economist,...

Income security and the quest for dignity in an unequal world

An increasing number of people are registering dissatisfaction with their lives by engaging in anti-social and self-harming activities. One remedy that is receiving increasing...
developing countries

Macroeconomic policy in developing countries: Questioning the new protectionist turn

The benefits of further internationalisation have vanished for most countries, regardless of whether they are developed or developing. The drawbacks range from the deterritorialisation...
world order

The crisis of the old West: Views from Germany

The transience of the contemporary period, characterised by the evolution of the multipolar world order, differs fundamentally from both the now bygone yet long-lived...

Coddling capital: Second-generation conditions to attract and retain the super-rich

Executive summaryThe ‘club’ of the super-rich is increasing worldwide and has the power to change city skylines, prompt legal framework adjustments, and shape the...
illegal migration

The links between illegal migration and organised crime

Illegal migrants are often blamed for increasing crime rates in host countries. Blame is frequently assigned without evidence and without any efforts to understand...
Living together

Living together in peace: Developing exemplary Euro-African relationships

In order to alleviate clashes between civilisations and cultures as well as conflicts between tribes and communities, a campaign calling for living together in...
dollar

The dollar and the world-economy: Longue durée thinking

This paper considers the role played by money in the construction of global hegemony. It utilises a theoretical framework grounded in a stylised reading...

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