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The Impact of Terrorism on Child Mortality

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Doppelporträt Meierrieks Schaub
Martina Sander-Blanck / Anjula Schaub

Terror has led to rising mortality rates among children in Africa. This is the result of a new study by WZB Senior Researcher Daniel Meierrieks and WZB Fellow Max Schaub. They examined the relationship between terrorism and child mortality in 52 African countries from 2000 to 2017, using geocoded terrorism data and disaggregated child mortality data.

How To “Democratize Democracy”

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Daniel Ziblatt by Annette Hornischer
Annette Hornischer

John Torpey, director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, interviewed WZB director Daniel Ziblatt about his book "How Democracies Die" (2019) and the recently published "The Tyranny of the Minority". Daniel Ziblatt discusses the need for profound changes in American institutions to "democratize democracy" and make it more resilient.

Kohli Prize for Sociology to Michèle Lamont

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Michéle Lamont
Nina Albin

This year’s Kohli Prize for Sociology by the Kohli Foundation for Sociology goes to Michèle Lamont (Harvard University). With her path-breaking comparative research on culture, social inequality and inclusion, she has made a significant imprint on sociological knowledge. The award ceremony will be hold at the WZB on 13 November 2024.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln to become the new President of the WZB

The shareholders' meeting of the WZB has appointed Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln as the institute's future president. She succeeds Jutta Allmendinger, who has headed the institute since 2007.

Neighborhood Environmental Inequalities

A study by WZB researcher Christian König sheds light on neighborhood environmental inequalities in German cities.

Academia as an employer

In the online series of the WZB, experts from politics and science shed light on the challenges of the academic labor market until June 17. Listen to the podcast (in German).

The Well-Being of Remote Workers

A study shows: Whether workers experience more of the benefits or the drawbacks of remote work depends on how this work is organized – and on their gender.

How Gender Quotas Work

Gender quotas can significantly improve attitudes towards women in politics, a new study by WZB sociologist Jessica Kim shows.