Introduction: Risks and Challenges

Global Vulnerabilities and Threats to “Human Security”
The theory of interdependence and the concept of vulnerability –
The “Janus head” of globalization – The rise of China and India:
new instabilities in the international system? – A new Cold War over
resources? – Environmental sensitivities and vulnerabilities –
Summary and Conclusions
Franz Nuscheler, Tobias Debiel, Dirk Messner


II. World Order and Peace

Fragile States and Peace-building
Conflicting contours of a fragmented world order –
Causes of war and state failure – External measures to stabilize fragile states
Tobias Debiel, Sascha Werthes


III. World Society and Development

Global Social Policy and Development
Social development in the era of globalization – Global social policy
and the Millennium Development Goals – Prospects for implementing
a global social policy
Thomas Fues


IV. World Economy and Natural Resources

International Raw Materials Markets: Rising Prices and
Growing Conflict Potential

The raw materials situation worldwide – The political economy
of international raw materials markets – Abundant raw materials –
a curse or a blessing for developing countries? – The challenge for
governance strategies: elements of sustainable resource management
Raimund Bleischwitz


V. Environmental Change and Transnational Spill-over Effects

Climate Change and Global Health Risks
Dimensions of global environmental change – Health impacts of
climate change – Unequal distribution of health impacts worldwide –
Adaptation to the health impacts of climate change – The options:
“Mitigation and Adaptation” or “Prevention and Treatment”? –
Global environmental policy: the most effective way to prevent health damage
Rainer Sauerborn


Notes on the Contributors


How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

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sef: insights 5-6|2018


How can local media contribute to peaceful societies? Rev Geraldine Fobang from Cameroon and Dr William Tayeebwa from Uganda explain the challenges and chances for peace journalism in armed conflicts at the Berlin Summer Dialogue.

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