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Is the International Rule of Law on the Rise or on Decline? – A DFG research group examines the role of international law in a changing world

 
Third party dispute settlement within the framework of the World Trade Organization, the establishment of the International Criminal Court, sanctions... more
Smog over Hong Kong. Picture: Fotolia.com/Stripped Pixel

Post-carbon futures – Making the City of Tomorrow

About two thirds of all Europeans and over three quarters of Germans now live in cities…and their number is continuously increasing. Urbanization is a... more
“In the past the only possibility to interfere into local politics was to go the polls,” Franzke says. Voter turnout, however, has been continuously decreasing for years now, the researcher point. Picture: Christian Schwier/Fotolia

“Not Without Us!” – New forms of participatory democracy enrich local policy

Water cannons roll, batons are swung, tear gas is in the air. The Stuttgart Palace Gardens have changed into a place of violence, chaos, rage and... more
Pic.: Andreas Klaer

Politics Upclose

The Institute of Local Government Studies
They decide where to build new bike paths and how many places to create in day-care centers for children. They also decide about the opening hours of... more
Research Training Group WIPCAD 2013, Photo: Karla Fritze

Wicked Problems

Young academics investigate “Contested Public Administration”
Science rarely seems to be simple because it tries to explore the unexplored and to understand what has not been understood so far. The questions and... more