Preface
Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Editors’ Acknowledgements

Ir/responsibility and Cooperation in World Society: Current Trends and
Long-Term Outlooks

Michele Roth, Cornelia Ulbert


Peace and Security

Liberal Peace in Crisis: Armed Conflict in a Contested World Order
Tobias Debiel, Patricia Rinck

Spotlight
The Rise of “Islamic State”
Jochen Hippler

Global Trends of Peace Negotiations and Conflict Mediation
Isak Svensson, Monika Onken

Spotlight
Territorial Reorganization – An International Challenge
Christian Tomuschat

From Quantitative to Qualitative Arms Control: The Challenges of Modern Weapons Development
Niklas Schornig

Spotlight
In Troubled Waters: The International Criminal Court (ICC)
Wenke Bruckner, Angar Verma

Protest and Resistance Movements in the 21st Century
Felix S. Bethke

Spotlight
The Ambivalent Role of Middle Classes in Transformation Conflicts
Marc Saxer


World Society

The Post-2015 Consultations: Fig Leaf Policy or Test Bed for Innovation?
Magdalena Bexell

Spotlight
Why We Should Give the Future a Seat at the Negotiating Table: Future Generations in the Post-2015 Agenda
Maja Gopel

World Society under Surveillance: Intelligence Networks and the Threat
to Privacy

Peter Gill

Fragmented World Society: Inequality and Its Effects
Michael Dauderstädt

Spotlight
Migration and development: the role of temporary and circular migration
Steffen Angenendt

When the Local Meets the International: From Resilience to Global Governance
Roger Mac Ginty, Malgorzata Polanska

Spotlight
Cultures of Humanitarianism
Volker M. Heins, Christine Unrau


World Economy and Sustainability

The Changed Landscape of Global Trade: Between Global Multilateralism, Plurilateralism, and Regionalism
Noemi Gal-Or

Global Energy Markets in Transition: Implications for Geopolitics, Economy and Environment
Kirsten Westphal, Susanne Dröge

Spotlight
Cities – Spaces of Risk or Opportunities for Active Changes? Dynamic Responses to the Challenges of Climate Change
Kerstin Krellenberg

Transnational Production and the Future of Decent Work
Christian Scheper

Spotlight
Youth Unemployment: A Global Challenge
Steffen Angenendt, Silvia Popp

A Road Map for Sustainable Production and Consumption: Trends and Responsibilities
Christa Liedtke, Carolin Baedeker, Lisa Marie Borrelli

Spotlight
We Can’t Eat GDP: Global Trends on Alternative Indicators
Lorenzo Fioramonti


Annex

Abbreviations

Figures and Tables

Editors and Contributors

NEWS

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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How to defend digital rights?

REPORT ONLINE

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.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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