World Politics

Development and Peace in the World Society

(Festschrift for Franz Nuscheler)

Thomas Fues, Jochen Hippler (ed.)

Special Publication of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF)
Bonn 2003; pp 400; 19.80 €; hardback with dust cover
ISBN 3-80120-339-5

- only published in German -

Professor Franz Nuscheler is a leading German expert on development and peace policy. In recent years, he has increasingly explored the opportunities for shaping our globalised world on the basis of cooperation and participation – the keyword being »Global Governance«. In this Festschrift, his colleagues and associates pay tribute to his lifetime's work and commitment with a selection of personal contributions and academic papers. The authors focus critically on current global trends and examine their implications for the attainment of Global Governance and for sustainable development, peaceful conflict resolution, and intercultural dialogue.

In the Festschrift, friends, colleagues and associates from the academic community, politics and civil society honour Franz Nuscheler, Director of the Institute for Peace and Development (INEF) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, on the occasion of his retirement. For all of then Franz Nuscheler is a special and distinctive personality with regard to his academic qualities, his passionate commitment and his popularity as a teacher. This personal appreciation is particulery reflected in the first chapter of the Festschrift – “Personal and Academic Reflections on Franz Nuscheler”.

The articles in the second, third and fourth chapters offer a cross-section of the impressive range of issues of interest to Franz Nuscheler during his academic career: from Global Governance to development and peace, human rights, and intercultural dialogue. The authors explore relevant future-oriented debates currently under way in the academic and political arenas and attempt – with specific reference to Nuscheler's work – to draw new policy conclusions.
With a foreword by former Federal President Johannes Rau
and an introduction by European Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.


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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