Tag Archives: political science

Climate change calls for pessimism?

The future appears bleak, even though there are some positive news, such as a decrease in people living in absolute poverty, an increase in life expectancy, and better health care for more people. Yet, these are also reasons for concern. Wealthier people who live longer consume and travel more, thus burdening the environmental systems of… Read More »

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Societal impact and finding the right audience for research

There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of generating academic knowledge that achieves broader impact and creates social value. Both public and private funders are eager to support research that brings together academic and non-academic collaborators, engages the public, and generates research outcomes that are relevant in the real world. This trend is… Read More »

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Bordering, Controlling, Securing: The Quarter Decade of the Refugee “Crisis” and the CEAS Reform

Children washed ashore on the coasts of Turkey and elsewhere; refugees1 being detained in the hotspots on the Mediterranean islands, waiting either to be returned or their asylum applications to be processed; and thousands of migrants walking thousands of kilometers to reach Germany in the summer of 2015… Those are the costs of fleeing from… Read More »

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