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An article by Gülay Türkmen on wildfires and conspiracy theories for the online edition of our WZB-Mitteilungen.

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Daniel Ziblatt by Annette Hornischer
Annette Hornischer

When the American constitution was written, it was world-changing in a republican sense. But nonetheless the origin of the American constitution is pre-democratic, as WZB director Daniel Ziblatt explains in an interview for the audio edition of the WZB Mitteilungen.
 

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It's not always women who lose out when looking for a job. Men experience disadvantages in hiring processes for female dominated occupations, a recent study finds.

 

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David Ausserhofer

Even though we were repeatedly forced to withdraw in 2021, we did stay in touch with each other at the WZB. We neither lost our sense of humour nor our determination, in spite of the pandemic. And so we head into a new year with a smile.

In her recent monograph published with Oxford University Press, Gülay Türkmen asks how struggles over Muslim identity have transformed Turkey’s Kurdish conflict. Kurdish nationalism is often framed as a secular project. Yet Islam undeniably plays a part in the history and daily lives of the Kurds in Turkey. In following the pathways of secularist and Islamist strains within Kurdish and Turkish nationalism, Türkmen examines the ambiguous relationship of religion and ethnic identity.

 

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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.