Cracking at the Seams – The Erosion of the Common European Asylum System

The Common European Asylum System (CEAS) was conceived as a manifestation of the assumption that human rights are the foundation for the operation of the Union. As problematic as the practicalities of the system are today, the challenge to the normative underpinnings, which are disappearing due to transnational regulatory networks’ …

Hero’s Burial of President Marcos

The Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, who served as president of a dictatorial regime from 1972 until 1981, was interred in a Heroes’ Cemetery on November 18th, 2016. Although groups petitioned for the cancellation of this internment, on August 8th, 2017 the Supreme Court finally decided to affirm the ruling authorizing …

JobStart Philippines: A Promising Project with Some Obstacles

School-to-Work (STW) Transition has been persistent in the Philippines, and this has translated to the country’s youth unemployment problems (Canlas, M & Pardalis, M., 2009)  – specifically, there are 1.19 million unemployed Filipinos from 15 to 24 years of age (PSA, 2016). In response to this, the Philippine government started …

Urban Labs als neue Impulsgeber einer integrativen Stadtentwicklung

Um den komplexen und vielfältigen Herausforderungen städtischer Entwicklung angemessen zu begegnen, braucht es integrative und wertbasierte Lösungsansätze. Derzeit erleben „Urban Labs“ als neue Form der städtischen Verwaltung und BürgerInnenbeteiligung einen Aufschwung in Europa. Da EntscheidungsträgerInnen und PraktikerInnen bei der Initiierung und Etablierung solch innovativer Governance-Ansätze mit vielfältigen Schwierigkeiten konfrontiert sind, …

Islamic Diversity Adds to Social Cohesion in Post-Immigration Europe

The alleged ghosts haunting Post-Immigration Europe are varied, yet somehow related to Islam. For numerous reasons, Islam is perceived and described as an obstacle to social cohesion in Europe. However, these notions presume a relation between Islam and politics that does not reflect the faith of the majority of Muslims …

The ‘List of Shame’ – a Sham? Accountability of conflict parties for child rights violations

The carefully crafted agenda of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to protect children during armed conflicts has been praised for being an effective accountability tool, not least because it is relatively unpolitical. The UN Secretary General’s (UNSG) annual report lists perpetrators responsible for grave violations against children, stigmatizes and creates …

#Konfliktverständnis. Zur Integration visueller Kultur

Während sich die Sozialwissenschaft zumeist auf verbale Kommunikation konzentriert, weisen die vorläufigen Ergebnisse unserer aktuellen Forschung auf die Bedeutung von Bildern hin. Visuelle Elemente eröffnen analytische Zugänge zum Feld und Arbeitsmomente für die Konflikttransformation. Der Beitrag plädiert für eine systematische Hinwendung zum Visuellen in konfliktintensiven Kontexten.