Learning all about interdisciplinary research: Anna Froese, Silvio Suckow and Hendrik Woiwode have developed the course "Interdisciplinary Competence".

An interview with Ukrainian sociologist Tetiana Kostiuchenko about her research, resuming online teaching, and how to incorporate the ongoing war into the university curriculum.

Using tools offered by game theory, WZB economists Daniele Caliari and Tilman Fries describe Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine war as a conflict of resolve.

The war in Ukraine revealed the EU’s dependency on Russia and its vulnerability to authoritarian political pressure. What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

Learning all about interdisciplinary research: Anna Froese, Silvio Suckow and Hendrik Woiwode have developed the course "Interdisciplinary Competence".

An interview with Ukrainian sociologist Tetiana Kostiuchenko about her research, resuming online teaching, and how to incorporate the ongoing war into the university curriculum.

Using tools offered by game theory, WZB economists Daniele Caliari and Tilman Fries describe Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine war as a conflict of resolve.

The war in Ukraine revealed the EU’s dependency on Russia and its vulnerability to authoritarian political pressure. What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

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WZB-Mitteilungen

Violence

War in Ukraine, aggression against political dissidents, terror, populism, xenophobia. If you are looking for traces of violence in our societies, you needn't look far. The June issue of the WZB-Mitteilungen presents a wide range of articles and analyses on power and violence. 

 

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Class Struggle and Terrorism

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What is the connection between the political exclusion of the poor and the emergence of anarchist and leftist terrorism in the 19th and early 20th centuries? Using historical data, Daniel Meierrieks shows: The exclusion of the poor, the monopolization of political power by rich sections of the population, and class antagonisms favored the emergence of social revolutionary terrorism.

Autocratization and its consequences

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In many parts of the world, democracies are under siege. Globally, we are in an ongoing wave of autocratization. In their research, Vanessa Boese and Sebatian Hellmeier monitor current transformations of democracy around the world.

Demonstrations of power

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Vladimir Bondarenko

Gabriele Kammerer and Kerstin Schneider spoke with Michael Zürn, Director of Global Governance, about the war in Ukraine, the reaction of the West, and the new strong autocracies.

Welcome, Youngjoo Cha

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Kerstin Schneider

Youngjoo Cha is the new Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor at the WZB. She is Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research interests are in gender, work, family, occupations and organizations. 

Living freely, living differently, living together?

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How do liberal societies stick together? This question is explored in a new animated film produced by students of the Universität der Künste together with WZB researchers.

Journalist in Residence: Olga Konsevych

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Martina Sander

Olga Konsevych, a Ukrainian journalist and editor-in-chief at the news outlet 24tv.ua is WZB's journalist in residence until September.

Analyses on the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine keeps the world on edge. What does the Russian attack mean for Europe and the world, for our external security and domestic politics, for future coexistence at the state, economic and scientific levels? These are complex questions, and so are the answers; there is much we do not know at this point. In order to better understand the background of this war and to assess its potential consequences, the WZB is launching the series "War in Europe. Causes and Consequences". It offers WZB researchers a platform to share their thoughts, analyses and research questions with an interested public.

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Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Varieties of reproduction regimes: institutions, norms and social inequality

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Forschungsgruppe Nationales Bildungspanel: Berufsbildung und lebenslanges Lernen

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Abteilung Migration, Integration, Transnationalisierung

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