Forschung und Veröffentlichungen

Forschung und Veröffentlichungen

Happy 200th birthday, Karl Marx!

Happy 200th birthday, Karl Marx!

Most Marxists and anti-Marxists alike probably fail to realise that the highest praise for capitalism is to be found in Marx and Engels’ Manifesto...
A human-oriented approach to the measurement of economic performance and social progress

A human-oriented approach to the measurement of economic performance and social progress

The setting of development goals at both global and local levels, as well as their practical monitoring and evaluation, is once again in the...
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, June 2016. (Credit: Screenshot courtesy of China Daily News/Youtube)

Eurasian partnership: A new balance of power?

In June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring the goal of “a comprehensive partnership between...
Unpredictability remains in US-Russia relations. (Credit: pressmaster/Bigstock)

US-Russia reset: Superficial or substantial?

In a seemingly brazen, though on reflection not a very convincing move, outgoing US President Barack Obama surprised the world when, two days before...
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European energy security: Challenges in diversifying and decarbonising

European energy supply security has long been a geopolitical and geo-economic issue and has become a key concern for the EU. Over the last...
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Macroeconomic policies for inclusive growth in Southern countries

The idea of this project is to analyse what kind of macroeconomic policy is most conducive to growth in developing countries and to investigate...
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The EU and the Western Balkans: A region of opportunities, not only of risks

Over recent years, the EU agenda and policy debate on the Western Balkans seem to have been in a conundrum. On one hand, the...
The European puzzle doesn't fit together without Malta. (Credit: corund/Bigstock)

Small country, big politics

Malta, the small island state of 420,000 inhabitants, is undertaking its first EU presidency since joining the union in 2004. On the first day of...
Behind the horse-trading for the top positions in Europe

Behind the horse-trading for the top positions in Europe

European citizens have observed the negotiations surrounding nominations for the leadership positions of European institutions with dismay. Night-long sessions of horse-trading are certainly not...
Zygmunt Bauman. (Credit: UOC_Universitat/Flickr)

A tribute to Zygmunt Bauman

A term as strange as it is intruiging will likely be Zygmunt Bauman’s most lasting legacy: liquid modernity. The eminent Polish sociologist and philosopher...

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