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15.09.2017

Will Nairobi’s ambitious renewal project secure residents' social rights?

Nairobi (Kenya) – Amid the beauty surrounding Kenya’s capital is an acute shortage for affordable housing.


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14.07.2017

Bridging Social Capital – A new attempt on SDG 16 Peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The people in Afghanistan and Pakistan share the same social values and perceptions—this surprising result questions the interpretation of the violent...


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13.07.2017

Corporations divert UN agenda, claims civil society report

New York (NY) – Global report Spotlight assesses how privatization and corporate capture have become obstacles to progress under the 2030 Agenda


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07.07.2017

When Debt-20 meets G-20

During the G20 Summit in Hamburg, representatives from indebted countries will discuss with G20 members how to deal with debt crisis.


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07.07.2017

Africa-Europe dialogue important more than ever

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) – “Africa and Europe need each other but this mutuality is also in urgent need of redefinition so that it is not played out at...


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27.06.2017

We must talk also about the future and present of capital

In Latin America we need to avoid that the digital revolution aggravates or consolidates the asymmetrical international division of labour, recommends...


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27.06.2017

Technology changes the future of work in Sub-Sahara Africa

In the absence of any re-skilling initiatives for workers, suggests Keith Jacobs of UNI Global Union, digitalisation of work practices will have...


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22.06.2017

Fundamental rights and Digitalisation: A social promise in FLUX

A joint reflection on the translation of fundamental rights into the digitalised world implies that we maintain the vibrancy of our social...


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29.05.2017

Opportunities and challenges for a coherent climate strategy for the Latin American continent

Although Latin American countries contribute relatively little to global CO2 emissions, energy consumption has been rising corresponding with the...


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23.05.2017

The Energy Revolution in Africa: Don’t take it for granted!

It is difficult to deny the many benefits that come with a green energy revolution. But rationality alone won’t drive this revolution. As part of this...


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26.04.2017

Women Labour Empowerment through Trade Unions in Kenya

Our guest contribution for this month with insights on the role of women in Kenya’s trade unionism and the need for a more structural female labour empowerment


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25.04.2017

We do what we can, in the most meaningful way

Do Quynh Chi, author of a recently released country study on trade regimes and labour standards in Vietnam shares personal insights on what motivated her to engage


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10.04.2017

We can shape the transformations coming our way

From being on the dole to chairperson of Hamburg's German Trade Union Confederation – up close and personal with Katja Karger


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27.03.2017

Care work needs more appreciation!

"The organization of care work tells you a lot about the state of human dignity in a society."


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15.03.2017

Living in a big prison

Nisren Habib on the sexual violence in mass housing, the concerns of refugee women and the possibilities to support their integration.


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24.02.2017

Overcoming negative populism

Following up on last month’s focus on political education and populism comes a contribution by a former FES intern in Thailand on populism and its implications for security and stability


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23.02.2017

Redistribute wealth and resources for a secure Kenya

An interview with Dr Werunga from the East African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies


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17.02.2017

Peace and security starts at home

The European peace project used to address peace between nations and it now needs to address peace within European society, says Prof. Ursula Schröder in an interview with FES Connect


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29.01.2017

Networks for change from Costa Rica

Ana Gabriel Zúñiga Aponte, Vice-minister of Costa Rica on political participation, the inclusion of youth in the politics and her experiences as alumni of Agentes de Cambio.


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28.01.2017

Fort Hare encounters: interview with Nalinda Ndlebe

"The relationship FES had with South Africa at a critical time in our history made me more intrigued about all that I could benefit from the programme"


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Reading Picks

27.01.2017

A New Social Democratic Century

Neo-liberalization, globalization, digitalization and post-modern identity formation ― can social democracy deal with these challenges or has it...


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19.01.2017

Dismantling direct democracy in Hungary

On the Hungarian law governing referendums and how they have been abused by the government of Victor Orbán to dismantle direct democracy in Hungary


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21.12.2016

Pioneers of social democracy

Stories, thoughts and activities in the life of 49 thinkers of social democracy tell the history of social democracy, now also eternalized in typo...


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27.11.2016

Political feminism for a better future

Reclaiming inequality as the core aspect of feminism, a political feminist agenda can change reactive politics


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20.11.2016

Islamic feminism – a contradiction in terms?

The diversity in feminist positions, especially on grounds of how patriarchy has arisen and how it should be challenged and defeated requires to move...


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23.10.2016

Empowerment and networking as foundations of integration policy

The "success stories" of integration policy tell of effective self-organizing. A brief survey of three central areas of integration – housing, work,...


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19.10.2016

Why Europe's border security approach has failed and how to replace it

Using ethnographic examples, anthropologist Ruben Andersson in this study goes against the grain of conventional approaches to migration as "crisis"...


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02.10.2016

Refugees: why they flee, what routes they take, and why so many are coming to Germany

Professor Oltmer introduces historical and other complexities of migration to answer why Germany has so often been the destination of flight in the...


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