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Think Tank Report 4/2019

Insights into the agendas of international think tanks

In the Think Tank Report 4/2019 we take a look at: How innovations can be boosted by crowdfunding | The influence exerted by the global network of cities is growing year on year | Chinese social media is growing, mainly outside China | How we can create liveable cities? | Relations between Russia, Europe, andd the US in turbulent times.

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Independence of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) in danger?

The temporary suspension of a journalist, a five-hour stop and the question of who pulls the strings, where and why

It is the most serious crisis in the Bulgarian media landscape for a long time. For several days, the Bulgarian National Radio rules the headlines. The temporary transfer of a longtime presenter shows the political influence on the work of public service broadcasting in Bulgaria. The protest of colleagues and listeners, however, shows the awareness of being able to defend against it.

Vereinte Nationen

The High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development

Reviewing the Review Mechanism

The High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), held at the level of heads of state and government, took place from 24 to 25 September 2019. It was the first meeting of the HLPF at this level since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015. In addition to the review of the current state of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this summit also served as opportunity to evaluate the HLPF with regards to its effectiveness as monitoring mechanism of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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2030 Agenda: The Courage to Achieve Sustainability

Germany needs a public discussion on a broad approach towards sustainability. This is not a call for a backward-looking “ecological agenda”, but instead for overdue reforms regarding economic modernisation, climate protection, and innovation so that more people can live in peace, liberty, and prosperity. The courage to achieve sustainability is necessary if we are to look boldly to the future. The 2030 Agenda shows us the way.

Mais Istanbuli – transterramedia.com

The Situation and Prospects of Christians in North and North-East Syria

A resolution of the Syria conflict is not in sight, even though the Assad regime now controls over half the country. The IS is considered to be largely defeated. The population has dropped by around 21 percent since 2010 and the Christian share by up to 78 percent. Large parts of North and North-East-Syria are under the autocratic control of the Kurds and the regime is virtually non-existent there. Most Christians dream of a return to the situation before the war and are at odds with the Kurdish administration, which enjoys only minority Christian support. The Christians are currently concerned about the overall framework for the planned security zone in Northern Syria.

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10 key findings from UNHCR’s Global Report on refugees

UNHCR has published its new Global Report on refugees at the end of June. The following analysis summarizes some key points from the report.

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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organizations between May and July 2019

Over the last few months, diplomats as well as staff members of international organizations in Geneva were kept on the move: in the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the International Labour Organization (ILO), numerous heads of states and governments came to Geneva. In addition, several high ranking meetings and conferences took place, such as the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) and the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. Reports on the future of world trade (WTO), on land use and climate change (IPCC, „World Climate Council“) as well as on global refugee trends were looking at the future with concern.

Movements as a challenge for political parties?

Political movements are gaining in importance around the world and are trying to establish themselves as an alternative to the already long-standing parties in their countries. Movements are a phenomenon of crisis. They arise and thrive where the elites of the past have proved incapable of making politics for the good of the country. In this study, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung focues on eight cases from five European countries. Some of the movements are already part of the political establishment and are challenged by new movements. They do not inevitably represent an increase in quality for democracy. Despite a grassroots-democratic self-image, some movements have recognisable democratic deficits. The “established” parties will have to do more in the future if they want to defend their ancestral role as “top dogs” of political decision-making and leadership that is oriented towards the public good.

Comparing Carbon Pricing Models

How can Germany Achieve its Climate Targets Sustainably?

Carbon pricing in sectors not covered by the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are supposed to contribute to achieving Germany’s climate targets.

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Christian democrats in crisis?

Status and perspectives of Europe‘s Christian democratic parties

From the 1980s onwards, Christian democratic parties began to decline. While some parties came down rather steeply, others went through a succession of ups and downs. However, Christian democratic parties are still widely spread. They exist in 25 European countries. When this study was concluded, they formed part of the government in twelve of these countries, and in five, they furnished the head of the government. Contrary to the general trend in this family of parties, some Christian democratic parties were able to effect a recovery, albeit to a widely varying extent. The climbers were successful because they laid greater stress on subjects like internal security and migration control, liberal positions, new candidates, and personalised campaigns. On the other hand, concentrating on the imagination of groups holding conservative values is of no avail because the groups that once formed faithful reservoirs of Christian democratic voters are now dying out. Having several wings and using these to mobilise different milieus is helpful to a Christian democratic party. Especially in times of growing societal pluralisation, this is crucial for a party to remain successful or become successful again.

Facts & Findings

aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

This serial informs and merges major issues of current topics the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is dealing with.

The editions present:

  • Results and recommendations
  • Offer short analysis
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International Reports

Journal for international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation

This periodical responds to questions concerning international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation. It is aimed at access of information about the international work for public and experts.

Die Politische Meinung

Zeitschrift für Politik, Gesellschaft, Religion und Kultur

Die Politische Meinung präsentiert sich seit 2013 „generalüberholt“ ihren Lesern: Das neue, ästhetisch anspruchsvolle Layout bietet ein klares und aufgelockertes Schriftbild, die Themenschwerpunkte werden facettenreicher und von Bildstrecken begleitet. Eine veränderte Erscheinungsweise von sechs Doppelausgaben jährlich mit jetzt 128 Seiten gibt dieser Fortentwicklung einen neuen Rahmen.

Die Zeitschrift bietet als Bezugspunkte fundierte Analysen historischer Hintergründe und eine der individuellen Eigenverantwortung verpflichtete, im christlichen Menschenbild verankerte Ethik.​​​​​​​

Forschungen und Quellen zur
Zeitgeschichte

In der Reihe „Forschungen und Quellen zur Zeitgeschichte“ veröffentlicht das Archiv für Christlich-Demokratische Politik seit 1980 wissenschaftliche Studien zur Christlichen Demokratie, Darstellungen zur Geschichte der Bundesrepublik und der CDU sowie Biographien wichtiger Repräsentanten. Zu den 50 bisher erschienen Büchern zählen auch Quelleneditionen, wie Protokolle von Parteigremien oder Tagebücher von einflussreichen Politikern. Die Publikationen sind im Buchhandel erhältlich.

Handreichungen zur Politischen Bildung

Grundlageninformationen zur Beteiligung
an aktuellen politischen Diskussionen

Mit der Reihe „Handreichungen zur Politischen Bildung“ möchte die Politische Bildung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung interessierte Bürgerinnen und Bürger über politische Entwicklungen informieren, Orientierungen in Sachfragen geben und das Interesse an politischer Mitwirkung stärken. Die Handreichungen verstehen sich als Grundlageninformationen zur Beteiligung an aktuellen politischen Diskussionen.

Historical/political messages

Archive for Christian democratic politics

The "Historisch-Politische Mitteilungen" are available in bookshops. They appear once a year with a volume of approx. 260 pages. The retail price is 19,50 EUR.

Interview

Gespräche und Diskussionen mit Expertinnen und Experten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

kurzum

Prägnant, auf das Wesentliche reduziert, aber immer hochaktuell. In der Reihe "kurzum" fassen unsere Expertinnen und Experten eine Fragestellung oder Problematik auf maximal zwei Seiten zusammen.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Think Tank Report

Insights into the agendas of international think tanks

As political impetus provider and internationally operating think tank the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is looking for topics, ideas and personalities of tomorrow. We are interested in how other international think tanks define future trends and which solutions they identify to respond to them. To provide a general overview and in order to find answers to these questions, we set up the Think Tank Report. It observes global trends and relevant future topics and tries to conclude with comprehensive ideas.

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Working Paper

Broschürenreihe mit Darstellungen und Positionen, die kurzfristig auf aktuelle politische Fragen reagieren

Die Frau in unserer Zeit

Lebensentwürfe von Frauen –
was hat sich verändert?

Jede Ausgabe widmete sich einem Schwerpunktthema aus Politik und Gesellschaft, der Arbeits- und Familienwelt, aus Kultur und Literatur und diskutierte dieses aus frauenpolitischer Sicht.

Einblicke

Berichte aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Die Herausgabe der "Einblicke" ist ausgesetzt. "Einblicke" hat alle drei Monate über die Arbeit der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung berichtet.

Fokus

Publikationen des Teams Politikdialog und Analyse der Hauptabteilung Europäische und Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Gesellschaftspolitische Schriftenreihe

Veröffentlicht wurden herausragende Dissertationsschriften mit gesellschaftspolitisch relevanten Themen von Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten der Begabtenförderung und Personen, die ihrem Promotionskolleg „Soziale Marktwirtschaft“ kooptiert sind.

Die Reihe gab den Autorinnen und Autoren ein wissenschaftliches und publizistisches Forum und brachte aktuelle Themen in die öffentliche Diskussion ein.

Grundfragen der christlichen Demokratie

In dieser Reihe erschienen im Jahr 2006 Texte namenhafter Autoren zu Grundfragen der christlichen Demokratie.

Im Gespräch

Kulturpolitische Umschau

Zeitschrift mit Berichten aus Bundestag und Bundesländern, Gastbeiträgen, Rezensionen und Presseauswertungen zur aktuellen Kulturpolitik.

Im Plenum

Broschürenreihe der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mit den Beiträgen von Konferenzen, Fachtagungen und Kongressen, die von längerfristigem Interesse sind.

Im Plenum kompakt

Die Broschüren im DIN-A-4-Format fassen kurz und knapp die Ergebnisse von Konferenzen, Fachtagungen und Kongressen zusammen, die von längerfristigem Interesse sind.

KAS International

Information from the Department of European and International Cooperation

This series informs about current important events and developments of our work to point out our wide spectrum of activities.

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