Global Governance for Development and Peace

Perspectives after a Decade

(Special Publication of the Development and Peace Foundation)

Dieter Senghaas, Michèle Roth (ed.)

Bonn, 2006; pp 260; 12.80 €; paperback
ISBN 978-3-8012-0373-3

- only published in German -

Today's world is increasingly influenced by globalisation. This has led, among other things, to a threatened loss of democratically legitimised politics. The Development and Peace Foundation seeks to map out strategies to reshape the global order in a manner which facilitates development compatible with human dignity and civilises international relations. The Foundation's activities are guided by the global governance concept and its continued development, also towards political viability.

On the occasion of the Foundation's 20th anniversary, this latest Special Publication takes stock of the progress achieved to date. In the first part of the book, Dirk Messner and Franz Nuscheler offer an insider's view of the current stage reached in the global governance debate. In the second part, the results of the Foundation's work are examined from an "outsider's" perspective by external academics. Their aim is to determine the extent to which a comprehensive global governance model can be developed from these results and identify the deficits and unresolved issues which require urgent attention from now on.


Strengthening Social Security in Africa


Numerous African countries have adopted measures to improve social protection in recent years. And a large number of relevant initiatives have been established at both regional and continental level. How successful are they and what are the challenges associated? What has to happen for initiatives to be effective on a broader scale? And what kind of support can the international community provide? We will discuss these questions with experts from politics, academia, business and civil society during this year’s Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Register now!

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Current challenges for democracies


In February 2018, the first Dresden Forum for International Politics took place. The new series is co-organised by the sef:, the Free State of Saxony, Engagement Global gGmbh and Foundation Frauenkirche Dresden. Around 80 experts from different world regions discussed current challenges for democracy. They focused on how to create and sustain peaceful societies in democracies. Read the conference report and further coverage online now!

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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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