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...
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,...
FDR memorial

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 summary The ‘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...

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