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27.02.2017

The Maras: when social protection fails, security crumbles

In Central America, FES works to revert a vicious cycle where weak social protection and restrictive immigration policies make criminal street gangs...


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29.01.2017

"Democracy needs active, informed and responsible citizens"

An interview with the director of the Thai Civic Education Center in Thailand on the role of civic education for a democratic society


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15.11.2016

Breaking out of silos: conversation on new gender work in FES

In the past years, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung reviewed its long-standing work on gender equality worldwide and now it is spearheading a regional...


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19.10.2016

Europe calling

Social integration was at the center of a discussion on migration by advocates of social justice at the “Europe Calling” debate series.


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Trending

29.11.2017

High time for a common African policy on China

While China released its first policy positions towards Africa as early as 2006, Africa remains without a common policy on China’s business practices...


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28.11.2017

China as a role model?

On how pragmatism is replacing values in the African-European relations and the expectations of the 2017 EU-AU Summit


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24.11.2017

Transparent governance starts with access to information

The struggle for transparent governance can’t be divorced from the social and political climate in Africa, where governments and political elites...


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28.10.2017

FES-sponsored think tank rises above Venezuelan deadlock to provide economic crisis solutions

Caracas (Venezuela) – "The Observatorio Económico could even go on to provide a less contentious platform for wider democratic reform" writes Michael...


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20.10.2017

Don't leave it to the gangs! The state of Uruguay sells cannabis

Montevideo (Uruguay) – The country faces obstacles on its ambitious path to create a state-run cannabis market.


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16.10.2017

Beijing, Moscow, Washington – who has what to offer in Latin America?

Left-leaning political forces look for a counterbalance to US hegemony, while right-wing governments are driven by economic interests as much as by...


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16.10.2017

Is geography destiny? Mexico faces the renegotiation of NAFTA

What is at stake in the renegotiation of NAFTA? So far, the results of the treaty differ as much from free trade's most catastrophic visions as they...


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26.09.2017

Access to the city in Latin America: Between market and social production

In Latin America, the concept "right to the city" has been taken up by community and territorial organizations as the flag of their struggle for...


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25.09.2017

Yurts, condos and sewage: the particular challenges of urbanization in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) – City planner Sumkhuu Yadam on urban planning as a political activity in the Mongolian context, and the rights of the growing...


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20.09.2017

Transforming cities for decent work

Seoul (R. Korea) – In the fight against socioeconomic injustice, cities have a decisive political responsibility and the Seoul Declaration on Decent...


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People

29.10.2017

Feminism from memory: Community feminism in Bolivia

A workshop in La Paz on community feminism, movement for political action that questions the definitions and chronology posed by feminist currents arising in the past in Europe and the United States.


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27.10.2017

Nueva Sociedad – A magazine for leftist debate in changing times

Buenos Aries (Argentina) – Founded during the military dictatorship in Argentina, Nueva Sociedad can boast of decades long history and a vigorous team keeping progressive thought on the upbeat in the region.


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29.09.2017

Integrated strategies for socially just neighbourhoods

Rising rents, long commutes, more pollution are among the negative consequences of growing cities in Germany that have affected especially people with low and medium income.


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31.07.2017

Halting the spawn of foreign debt

Indebted countries that receive a debt relief continue to return to square one, a poignant lesson in the history of debt that should encourage progressive economic solutions to indebtedness presented in this contribution by...


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24.07.2017

Foreign debt in the G-20: Waiting for Godot

Quito (Ecuador) – In the Hanseatic city shaken by turmoil during the recent G-20 meeting, the issue of foreign debt virtually disappeared from the official agenda


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19.07.2017

The Group of 77 and the fight against tax havens

"If there has ever been a moment in history with the greatest opportunity to achieve the creation of an intergovernmental tax organization, I would say it is precisely now."


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28.06.2017

“Don’t believe the hype”

To counter the adverse effects of digital structural change, we need an inclusive digitalisation strategy


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23.06.2017

Agriculture is humanity’s basis of life

Agronomist Sigrun Neuwerth explains the development of new agricultural policies in Germany, Europe and Latin America and digitalisation


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30.05.2017

Renewable energies – potential for rural areas in Cameroon?

Jean Pierre Tsiaze Fozang, a mayor from Cameroon’s western region, speaks about the increasing inequality between urban and rural areas with regard to their access to electricity


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30.05.2017

Strong Message from Bonn: Climate Action must not stop!

It seems like the slogan "Now more than ever!" is the new guiding principle for more global climate action, writes Manuela Matthess from FES Berlin in the wake of the Bonn Climate Change Conference


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Reading Picks

16.08.2017

Youth share reading picks and we stacked it for you

Timely and poignant non-fiction oldies, politically charged fiction and memoirs, here are 20 suggestions for your TBR list by youth from the...


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26.07.2017

Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality? 2017 Financial Impact Report Executive Summary

International institutions are still not playing their key role in ensuring that we reverse the current disastrous trends in inequality, and allow all...


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06.07.2017

The G20 Compact with Africa is unsuitable for African low-income countries

The G20 Africa partnership draws on a financial and economic framework for reforms that can’t address the main challenges for countries on the...


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19.06.2017

World Wide Web of equal freedom?

How digitalisation can be steeped in the values of a humane society


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17.06.2017

The future of work in Asia – How can India create livelihoods in the digital age?

“Despite being an investors’ darling, India’s employment generation track record has been disappointing”


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15.05.2017

NDC Partnership for an effective implementation of the Paris Agreement

"The transformation that the Paris Agreement calls for so urgently will only secure broad-based public support if there is a narrowing of...


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25.04.2017

The race to the bottom in Vietnam

International brands and competition on foreign direct investment are pushing labour standards to the bottom, a new study by FES Vietnam shows


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20.04.2017

The Automotive Sector in Emerging Economies

The ever-growing automotive sector of emerging countries nurtures hopes and concerns for the future, reports a new study by FES


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16.03.2017

Care work in Mozambique

For a socially and gender just society, a universal social protection system cannot overlook the need for quality and affordable social services


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23.02.2017

China's "Belt": perspectives on cooperation and security

New report by SIPRI and FES sheds light on the wider security dynamics of the Silk Road Economic Belt and EU–China cooperation prospects


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