25.11.2019
Economic and Social Rights Are Not Egalitarian

Human rights and neoliberalism both rose to prominence in the last decades of the 20th century, but what is the relationship between the two?

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01.08.2014
Bridging the Gap: Autonomy as a Pathway to Civil Society

An interview with Ralf Fücks, Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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03.10.2013
Minimum Wage in Danger: German Elections

Now that Merkel has triumphed in the German elections, one of the opposition’s main aims – the establishment of a national minimum wage – is likely to miss the boat and be left behind. Prospects are bleak for the growing numbers of working poor.

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24.09.2013
Same-Sex Marriage in the UK

Despite some flaws, the bill on same sex-marriage is a positive step in the right direction.

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01.07.2013
Migrants Must Become Eco-citizens of the World

France’s experience with immigration teaches us that unless we provide real equality, including political and social rights, we will always struggle as a society to cope with our changing demographics. For this to happen, we need to step out of our national context and see this as an issue that needs European level and global attention. This includes looking at environmental and social problems from a global perspective.

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16.04.2013
The Fast-Food Feminism of the Topless Femen

Blonde young women stripping off their shirts to protest for… women’s rights.

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01.03.2012
Four Steps to a Growth-Free, Prosperous Finland

Humanity is facing an undeniable challenge. Economic growth is necessary to sustain the welfare state, but this growth is more unsustainable than ever before. It’s not at all clear how this paradox – the need for economic growth that is unsustainable – can be resolved.

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01.03.2012
Europe’s Identity Crisis

The European Project lacks any significant ingredient of emotional bonding. In the absence of a “European soul”, the existing rational, bureaucratic structure is doomed to remain a distant presence for the citizens of Europe.

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01.03.2012
Visions for the Future of Europe

In advance of a Party meeting on the future of European, Green members of the German Bundestag and European Parliament discuss the future of the European project.

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