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27.04.2017

From corporate capture to capturing the corporate

A global project by FES and partners from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia is at work to shape a reformed global agenda on democratic control and...


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29.03.2017

Behind the green mash nets

Often in the lowest paid positions, an estimated 20–40 per cent of the construction workers that are building Phnom Penh are female.


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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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15.05.2018

Karl Marx, his house in Trier and the "Knight of the Noble Spirit"

Among the gems housed by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Library are items and collections from the museum Karl-Marx-Haus, including a polemical satire...


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10.05.2018

New international standards needed to protect women from violence and harassment at work, unionist says

Current labour standards fail to protect women's rights at work. Reform of international labour agreements is essential to reach the Sustainable...


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28.04.2018

How can trade unions build strength in the face of the digital economy?

As technology develops, trade unions must combat the precariousness of work. Christina Colclough of UNI Global Union summarizes three key demands.


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27.04.2018

“Tell them you know how much the boss is really getting”

A new guide offers tips to help negotiators win fair wages for workers. Negotiators can improve their bargaining power for wage demands by making...


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26.04.2018

Top things to know about trade unions organizing and the future of work

Mirko Herberg of the Global Trade Union Programme at FES lists the crucial things to know about the future of work and trade union action.


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15.04.2018

#marx2018: Karl Marx and the Vienna Prater

In 1848, as the Austrian Empire was in the grips of the revolutions sweeping central Europe that year, Karl Marx travelled to Vienna for his brief and...


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10.04.2018

Trade union responses to changes in the workplace

How can trade unions respond to emerging technologies? On the sidelines on the World Social Forum in Salvador, FES and Brazil’s largest trade union...


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29.03.2018

More studies needed on the exclusion and marginalization of women and girls

“There is a deficit of academically grounded understandings of the structures and strategies of power as it negotiates itself to exist and function in...


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26.03.2018

Women unionists must be part of decision-making

FES in Mexico is supporting female workers to integrate their long-promoted demands in the new Federal Labour Law, following Mexico's most important...


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26.03.2018

Feminist politics holds the key to a post-patriarchal social order

In Latin America and the Caribbean, a regional Feminist Action Group is on the front lines pushing a feminist critique of capitalism, creating...


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People

20.03.2018

Behind the archive stacks

With 4 million photographs of which 300,000 digital files, the Archives of Social Democracy in Bonn holds the largest photo depository on the workers' and social movements in Europe.


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27.02.2018

The transformational value of grand projects

The scope and ambition of connectivity projects under the general umbrella of the Belt and Road Initiative will alter the economic map of Eurasia profoundly but their potential goes beyond this.


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26.02.2018

"Information on the projects should be available to the public"

Central Asian states must proactively shape international coalitions to make Belt and Road projects bearers of good global governance norms and standards.


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27.11.2017

A woman’s view of Europe-Africa relations

Powerful and intimate testimony on the urgent action needed to overcome the conditions holding African populations in glaring poverty, driving those who survive to exodus and exile.


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27.11.2017

Same words, different language: The meaning of “migration” viewed from Europe and Africa

The absence of a real migration policy based on African realities should dispel any remaining illusion about the gulf separating the European and African understandings of the question, writes civil society activist from Côte...


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26.11.2017

How feminism can renew progressive political thought in Africa

Simple messages like "you shouldn’t beat your wife" or "you should pay your nanny a decent salary" are just not enough.


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20.11.2017

Racialization of cities persists in post-apartheid South Africa

South Africa’s cities are still largely divided along the fault lines of class and race, a quarter century after the official end of apartheid. FES spoke to Khanya Bonani, an alumnus of the Fort Hare Autumn School Programme,...


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30.10.2017

German politics and Latin America: What's there in the Bundestag election for the sub-continent?

Former FES Mexico staff, doctoral student and lecturer Zirahuén Villamar analyses the Impact of the German elections for Latin America and Germany’s ‘other’ transatlantic relation.


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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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Reading Picks

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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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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