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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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Trending

29.03.2019

Return to Afghanistan looks into the many faces of displacement and migration

No two refugees’ stories are the same, but they all tell of resilience, hope, and challenges—sometimes—overcome.


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28.03.2019

At a global summit, youth make a stab at collective and global change

In March 2019, the Young Global Changers Summer School brought young people from 60 countries together to work on global challenges.


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Building alliances for a just energy transition in Asia

How social democrats can promote a social and ecological transformation


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Apocalypse cancelled!

How social democrats can promote a social and ecological transformation


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26.10.2018

Tunisia's new Startup Act – a way out of the economic doldrums?

Tunisia's new Startup Act plans to boost the creation of enterprises in the digital economy.


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20.10.2018

Accelerating Latin America – Between Industry 4.0 and the Post-Wage Society

The struggle for a post-wage society is an accelerationist banner that the Latin American left should embrace.


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19.10.2018

Peoples of the world, look upon this city – Ernst Reuter (1887-1953)

About 70 years ago Ernst Reuter gave what was probably his most famous speech before the Reichstag in Berlin. Berlin's first mayor, Reuter was already...


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27.09.2018

G20: Where does the Global South fit in?

The G20 is a small club of developed and emerging States setting the global economic agenda—how useful can it be for activists in the Global South?


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25.09.2018

Make the United Nations patriotic again? Donald Trump at the General Assembly

In a reshaped multilateral order, democracy on the national and global levels are mutually reinforcing and a reformed, well-resourced and more...


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25.09.2018

Extracting value: Banks, the mining industry and access to justice

The global extractives industry is under increasing pressure to rein in its widespread violations of labour, environmental and human rights.


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People

23.09.2018

Mandela's labour of love

On occasion of the centenary birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, a reminder of the revolutionary act we can all adopt to see the social change we seek.


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23.09.2018

"Our generation believes in democracy", Afghan youth activist addresses the UN Security Council

Amidst a merciless war, youth in Afghanistan is paving a future built on interdependence, cooperation and trust with the rest of the world.


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31.07.2018

Politics in the digital society

Digitalization is shifting the way citizens engage in politics. How can we prepare for the coming changes?


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30.07.2018

Reclaiming the digital space: Fighting right-wing extremists online

Right-wing extremist content is surging online, bringing a global internet audience of 4 billion people ever closer to a violent ideology that erodes the values that democratic societies rest on—solidarity, equality and...


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28.06.2018

From personal prejudice to political position: where does right-wing extremism come from?

How from nasty little jokes, prejudices can grow to legitimize the myths that underpin discrimination.


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30.05.2018

The Global Compact for Migration must promote decent work for all

The Global Compact for Migration is an opportunity for states to improve how they engage with migrant populations, but some states are advancing anti-worker and anti-migrant recommendations.


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29.05.2018

Democratic local representation can support just distribution of wealth and income across Tunisia

Austerity measures in Tunisia undermine the possibility of rebuilding trust in the state and with it also lasting solutions to fight inequality and regional disparities in the country.


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29.05.2018

Growth and inequality in Pakistan

Widening income, wealth and regional disparities have exposed the country to extremism and social instability, explains in an interview economist Hafiz A. Pasha, author of a new publication supported by FES.


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28.04.2018

Unheard, Unseen, Unrecognized: Women in informal employment

Shalini Sinha of WIEGO, a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, talks about the need to think outside the box when it comes to supporting women in informal employment.


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24.04.2018

Ongoing education is key to active union members

Workers’ education can support trade union affiliates to rely on their capacity for strategic thinking and action, asserting union power for a strong and vibrant labour movement.


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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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