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Constitutionalism goes global

A new blog at the WZB documents the research conducted at the Rule of Law Center and features short summaries of major articles and books by affiliated members and guests of the Center. The topics of the LawBlog which was designed by the WZB’s Rule of Law Center range from citizenship to global constitutionalism, from human rights to judicial strategy, from liberalism to transnational networks. The LawLog also highlights topical public contributions made by members in newspapers, blogs and other media outlets. more
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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
Presse Inequality in Europe

Education pays off

In contrast to the increasing value of education regarding employment and income, most EU member states continue to have too many people with too little or no education. Across the EU, 8 percent of young people lack a general school-leaving certificate, a WZB study on social inequalities on Europa shows. Education does pay off in all EU countries. The better qualified a person, the more he or she earns. Across the EU, persons with a university degree earn on average 44 percent more than persons who completed a vocational training program. In Germany, that figure is 65 percent, whereas in Sweden, the difference is only 11 percent. more
Personen Welcome at the WZB

New junior research group in neuroeconomics

What goes on in our brains when we invest or spend money? This is the kind of question explored by an emerging subdiscipline of economics called neuroeconomics. Now WZB economists, too, are looking into the human brain to analyze economic decision-making. In October, Peter Mohr joined the WZB to head a junior research group in neuroeconomics, jointly funded by the WZB and Freie Universität Berlin. more