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How do international organizations act in a crisis? Can they declare a "state of emergency" even though, unlike elected governments, they have no mandate to do so? In his recent book "Emergency Powers of International Organizations", published by Oxford University Press, Christian Kreuder-Sonnen, former Research Fellow at the Global Governance unit, examines the emergence and consequences of international organization’s emergency policies.

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A new study conducted by Daniel Tetlow, Oxford in Berlin and Daniel Auer, research fellow at the WZB has found that the number of British people  leaving for continental EU countries is at a ten-year high.

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A new research project investigates the consequences of technological change for society, focusing on the issue of inequality. An interview mit Martin Ehlert,  one of the project heads of TECHNEQUALITY at the WZB.

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The WZB Berlin Social Science Center investigates fundamental societal issues. Our focus is on education and work, markets and choice, migration, democracy and autocracy, international politics and law. At the WZB researchers from various disciplines work together – mainly from sociology, political science, economics, law and psychology.


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