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

The Rise of “Islamic State”
Jochen Hippler

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

Territorial Reorganization – An International Challenge
Christian Tomuschat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Figures and Tables

Editors and Contributors




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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