Publikationen WZB-Mitteilungen June 2015

Beyond the state - the architecture of global politics

Climate change, migration, financial crises - global challenges can be solved less than ever by individual states. International institutions and agreements become more and more important. The architecture of global politics is the central topic in the WZB Mitteilungen June issue. In this research magazine, WZB scientists don't conceptualize a "world policy", but they take close looks on the political and societal actors, their strategies and their acceptance. more
Presse Essay

Why Google is a political matter

For the second time, WZB research professor John Keane met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. They run through themes raised in Assange’s new book “When Google met WikiLeaks”, talking about Google’s political influence and why the search engine’s business model is a deeply political matter. Keane’s article about his conversation with Julian Assange was just published in the Australian magazine “The Monthly”. more
Publikationen Publication

Institutions and rights: how integrated is Islam?

The integration of Muslims into European societies is considered one of the greatest social challenges in Europe. The authors of the collected volume "After Integration: Islam, Conviviality and Contentious Politics in Europe" examine the subject of integration from a completely different perspective. They analyse the degree to which Islam has already been integrated into European societies on the legal, political, and institutional levels. The editors, Ines Michalowski of the WZB’s research unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization and Marian Burchardt of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, reveal that, while all the countries under examination had strengthened Muslims’ rights between 1980 and 2008, there are major differences among individual nation-states. more
Personen Obituary

The WZB Mourns for Roland Habich

On April 24, our long-standing and highly esteemed colleague Roland Habich suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. He joined the WZB in 1988, initially as an academic assistant and  research coordinator in the research unit on Social Structure and Social Reporting, and most recently as the head of Central Data Management. For almost three decades, he was responsible for editing and co-publishing the Datenreport  that the WZB jointly publishes with the Federal Office of Statistics and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. These social reports were always received with great interest by politicians and the general public. We deeply mourn his death. Our sympathies go to his wife and family, and all the colleagues who knew and cared for him. more