Publications

Tópicos-Reihe

Erfolgsgeschichten aus dem urbanen Umweltmanagement

In einer Reihe von fünf Ausgaben präsentiert die KAS in der Zeitschrift "Tópicos" der Deutsch-Brasilianischen Gesellschaft Projekte aus verschiedenen Bereichen des Umweltmanagements in brasilianischen Städten.

"Brasiliens Probleme sind nicht von heute auf morgen zu beheben"

Felix Dane im Interview mit SR 2

Denkt man hierzulande an das diesjährige Gastland der Frankfurter Buchmesse, Brasilien, so kommen einem meist Bilder vom Zuckerhut, Fußballstadien oder Sambaschönheiten in den Sinn. Doch der "schlafende Riese" Südamerikas ist ein Land voller Widersprüche und Probleme, so der Leiter der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Rio, Felix Dane. Zwischen dem Reichtum der Oberschicht und der Armut in den Favelas herrschen seit Jahrzehnten Korruption, politische Skandale und Reformstau.

Greece and the Euro Crisis: From the Brink of Collapse to the Inevitable Reform

SERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

As the global financial crisis transformed into a European sovereign debt crisis in late 2009, Greece has ever since occupied a central position in all discussions about the present and the future of the Eurozone. Following the disclosure about Greece’s false statistics and the readjustment of the country’s current account deficit from 6 to 15.6 percent, Greece has been dragged into the heart of an economic and political maelstrom that has questioned at times the very viability of the European project.

International migration in the present and future European Union

SERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

International migration and European integration have a complex relationship to European integration. For some it is emblematic of crisis: from this point of view, the impacts of immigration have been damaging for European societies by making them less cohesive. For other, migration is embedded within the history of Europe and of the European Union. From this point of view, migration will necessarily be part of Europe’s future, which requires better ways of addressing the issues raised by international migration.

Publikationsserie "Cadernos Adenauer": Deutsch-Brasilianische Beziehungen

Zweisprachige Ausgabe

Im Rahmen des Jahres “Deutschland + Brasilien 2013-2014“, veröffentlicht die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung eine zweisprachige Sonderausgabe der Publikationsserie "Cadernos Adenauer", die sich den deutsch-brasilianischen Beziehungen gewidmet ist. Die sieben Kapitel dieser Publikation enthalten Analysen über die Einwanderung, den wirtschaftlichen und wissenschaftlichen Austausch, die Aktivitäten der KAS in Brasilien, Politik, Biokraftstoffe und rechtliche Aspekte.

The Triple Crisis: The Euro, the European Union and Democracy in Europe

SERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

There is nothing new about crises in the process of European integration. One could even say that they have been an integral part of it and, moreover, they have had a positive effect.

The European External Action Services - Creation and Challenges

SERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

This article deals with the achievements of the European Union during its history and focuses on its improvements according to its structural integration of foreign policy. In a changing world with increasing powers especially in Asia Europe must join their powers and speak with one voice in order to secure its influence in international relations on world level.

The Crisis in Europe: A Catalyst for Change?

SERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

This article describes the achievements of the European Union during its history and focuses on the crisis as an opportunity for change and new improvements of the institutional structure of the European Union. Europe is in deep crisis: the statement now sounds like a commonplace observation. It is the worst economic crisis for decades, with no end in sight as yet. It will shape Europe and European integration for years to come, but it also risks leading Europe down the road to disintegration.

Too Big To Fail?

Economy

First highly praised, then almost derided. The coverage of the Brazilian economy changed within a few months from one extreme to another. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff even believed the country to be targeted by doomsayers who wanted to diminish the hopes of the nation to progress. Meanwhile, the Deutsche Bank causes additional confusion by predicting higher potential economic growth than Brazil’s own central bank. What does the country actually stand for? And what role will it play in the future?

The European Union as a global actor in times of crisis: views from outside

SERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

This article focuses on the perception of the European Union as a normative power and how this influences the Brazilian impression of the European Union as an international actor in the milestones of a transforming international order. The “times of crisis” we refer to here relate not only to the financial crises European countries are experiencing but also their consequences on the integration process itself.