sef: Policy Papers

The publication series sef: Policy Paper was set in June 2012 after publication of the 36th edition. The sef: has established the new publication format Global Governance Spotlight at this time.

All issues of the sef: Policy Paper can be downloaded free of charge in pdf format.

Editions

Policy Paper 36
Sustainable Mobility

Recommendations for Future-Proof Transport Strategies
Jürgen Perschon

sef: April 2012

Policy Paper 35
Climate Change Adaptation

Challenges in Institutionalization and Financing
Pieter Pauw/Chinwe Ifejika Speranza/Isabel van de Sand/
Marcus Kaplan/Benjamin Schraven

sef: November 2011

Policy Paper 34
Towards Global Energy Governance

Strategies for Equitable Access to Sustainable Energy
Manfred Fischedick/Sylvia Borbonus/Hanna Scheck

sef: April 2011

Policy Paper 33
Tensions between Migrant Groups: Imported or Home-Grown?

Recommendations for municipal actors with reference to the Turkish-Kurdish conflict
Jan Hanrath

sef: February 2011

Policy Paper 32
Humanitarian Aid – A Tool to Build A Functioning State?

Policy Recommendations as a Response to the Haiti Disaster
Hans-Joachim Heintze

sef: April 2010

Policy Paper 31
From a Social to a Sustainable Market Economy

A new paradigm for the 21st century
Michael von Hauff

sef: May 2009

Policy Paper 30
Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

Recommendations for Practical Action
Michael Brzoska/Hans-Georg Ehrhart

sef: November 2008

Policy Paper 29
Afghanistan: Policy Adjustments or Withdrawal?

Political Implications of the Escalation of Violence
Jochen Hippler

sef: September 2008

Policy Paper 28
The Responsibility to Protect as an Element of Peace

Recommendations for its Operationalisation
Sabine von Schorlemer
sef: December 2007

Policy Paper 27
Global Resource Management

Conflict Potential and Characteristics of a Global Governance Regime
Raimund Bleischwitz/Stefan Bringezu

sef: October 2007

Policy Paper 26
Justice and Solidarity in the Shadow of Globalisation

Options for Mature Economies
Friedhelm Hengsbach SJ.

sef: June 2007

Policy Paper 25
The Metropolises of the South: Laboratory for Innovations?

Towards better urban management with new alliances
Peter Herrle/Alexander Jachnow/Astrid Ley

sef: May 2006

Policy Paper 24
After the UN Reform Summit

Proposals to Strengthen Collective Action for Securing Peace
Lothar Brock/Tanja Brühl

sef: February 2006

Policy Paper 23
Between Ignorance and Intervention

Strategies and Dilemmas of External Actors in Fragile States
Tobias Debiel/Stephan Klingebiel/
Andreas Mehler/Ulrich Schneckener

sef: January 2005

Policy Paper 22
From Visions to Actions

The Future of EU-Russian Cooperation
Heinz Timmermann

sef: October 2004
- also published in Russian language -

Policy Paper 21
Europe and a Multipolar Global Governance

India and East Asia as New Partners?
Frank Biermann/Hans-Dieter Sohn

sef: April 2003

Policy Paper 20
Capacity Building

Possibilities and limitations of a cooperative instrument for the implementation of international law
Klaus Dicke
sef: March 2003

Policy Paper 19
World Politics at the Crossroads

The 11th of September 2001 and the Aftermath
Brigitte Hamm/Jochen Hippler/Dirk Messner/Christoph Weller
sef: March 2002

Policy Paper 18
Security for Europe Through Cooperation

Counter-Project to a Policy of Intervention
Hans Arnold
sef: June 2001

Policy Paper 17
Small Arms – A Challenge to World Peace

Peter Lock
sef: May 2001

Policy Paper 16
Multilateralism vs.Unilateralism

Cooperation vs.Hegemony in Transatlantic Relations
Franz Nuscheler
sef: January 2001

Policy Paper 15
Conflict Transformation

How International Assistance Can Contribute
Mary B. Anderson/Angelika Spelten
sef: December 2000

Policy Paper 14
The World Conferences and German Politics

A Contribution to Global Governance?
Brigitte Hamm/Thomas Fues
sef: November 2000

Policy Paper 13
Towards a Paradigm of Embedded Financial Liberalization

Interlocking the Wheels of Private and Public Finance
Inge Kaul
sef: December 1999

Policy Paper 12
Effective Crisis Prevention

Challenges for German Foreign and Development Policy
Tobias Debiel/Martina Fischer/Volker Matthies/Norbert Ropers
sef: June 1999

Policy Paper 11
Media Competence in the Age of Global Communication

In Search of a Political Framework for the European Information Society
Bernd-Peter Lange
sef: März 1999

Policy Paper 10
Getting Human Rights Enforced!

Calls to Action on the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights
Hans-Joachim Heintze
sef: November 1998

Policy Paper 9
Eine Weltorganisation für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Funktionen, Chancen, Probleme
Frank Biermann/Udo Ernst Simonis
sef: June 1998
- only published in German language -

Policy Paper 8
Von Nürnberg nach Rom

Auf dem Weg zu einem Internationalen Strafgerichtshof
Benjamin B. Ferencz
sef: May 1998
- only published in German language -

Policy Paper 7
Frieden durch Sanktionen?

Empfehlungen für die deutsche UN-Politik
Manfred Kulessa/Dorothee Starck
sef: Dezember 1997
- only published in German language -

Policy Paper 6
Rio plus 10

The German Contribution to a Global Strategy for Sustainable Development
Thomas Fues
sef: 1997

Policy Paper 5
Auf dem Weg in ein neues Europa

Die Erweiterung der Europäischen Union und die Transformation in Mittel- und Osteuropa
Hans-Jürgen Wagener/Heiko Fritz
sef: 1997
- only published in German language -

Policy Paper 4
Biopolitik für die Zukunft

Kooperation oder Konfrontation zwischen Nord und Süd
Andreas Gettkant/Udo E. Simonis/Jessica Suplie
sef: 1997
- only published in German language -

Policy Paper 3
Die Verflechtungen in den Mittel- und osteuropäischen
Grenzregionen als Beitrag zur Friedenssicherung

Günter Ermisch
sef: 1996
- only published in German language -

Policy Paper 2
Global Governance

Challenges to German Politics on the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century
Dirk Messner/Franz Nuscheler
sef: 1996

Policy Paper 1
Mit der WTO ins nächste Jahrhundert

Herausforderungen für die globale Handelspolitik
Margareta E. Kulessa/Jörn Altmann/Hartmut Elsenhans/Michael Windfuhr
sef: 1996
- only published in German language -

NEWS

sef: Policy Lunch

The EU in Global Food Governance

REGISTER NOW!

Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies will debate these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels on 12 July 2018. Register now!

:further info here

Strengthening Social Security in Africa

REPORT PUBLISHED

Social protection is a human right. However, it is only a reality for about one fifth of the people living in Africa. What initiatives have been established at continental, regional and national level in recent years? How successful are they and what are the associated challenges? Around 80 experts discussed these questions during the Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Read the conference report now!

:further info here

sef: insights 3-4|2018

NEW PUBLICATIONS

During the Potsdam Spring Dialogues we spoke to two experts about innovative measures of social protection. Nkateko Chauke elaborates in the interview how a Basic Income Grant for the SADC region might work. Raquel Tebaldi gives recommendations how social protection might cover women better.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as videos!

:further info here

How to defend digital rights?

sef: HOSTS SESSION

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 or to fight digital rights abuses in the courts. What do activists’ experiences from Europe and Africa have in common? What can journalists and the media contribute?

sef: will discuss these questions with experts from around the globe at a roundtable talk during the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. Register now!

:further info here

Strengthening Local Peacebuilding

EXPERT CONFERENCE ON 29/30 May 2018

The Berlin Summer Dialogue on 29 and 30 May 2018 will discuss the chances and challenges of local peacebuilding as the basis for sustaining peace., with a particular focus on the participation of women and youth. In addition, we will look at useful support for local peace initiatives from outside. Further information and the programme can be found here. Participation by invitation only.

:further info here