Editors and Authors

Professor Raimund Bleischwitz
Born 1961, Vice-Director of the Research Group "Material Flows and Resource Management" at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and Toyota Chair for Industry and Sustainability at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Professor Tobias Debiel
Born 1963, Professor in International Relations and Development Policy at the Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg.

Dr Thomas Fues
Born 1952, Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn.

Professor Dirk Messner
Born 1962, Director of the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn; Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU); lecturer in political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Emeritus Professor Franz Nuscheler
Born 1938, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), Bonn, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg.

Professor Rainer Sauerborn
Born 1952, Chair and Director of the Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health at Heidelberg University.

Sascha Werthes
Born 1974, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg, and spokesperson for the Working Group on Human Security, University of Marburg.




The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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