Lenkdrachen auf dem Tempelhofer Feld
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At the end of the year, we have collected the good news in the December issue of WZB-Mitteilungen, research findings that are encouraging and help to spread confidence even in difficult times.

The print edition is available here as a PDF in German language. The online contributions to our new issue can be found on this page.


Growing together

Much has been said about deepening social divisions in the face of current economic and political conflicts. Immigration seems to pose a particular threat to social cohesion. But the outcomes are not always negative, as Clara van den Berg can show.

Lena Ulbricht

Digital hope

In this video, Lena Ulbricht talks about the aspects of digitalisation that give her hope. She talks about regulatory endeavors, a feminist AI project, and the guests on her podcast "Purple Code", whose diverse perspectives on the digital world are encouraging.


Towards more transparency

In 2021, the German federal governing coalition, passed a bill to introduce a German transparency register. In the United States and the European Union, such lobby registers were established much earlier. Dieter Plehwe describes the eventful history of the German transparency register.