Hintergründe der europäischen Selbstkrise – Interview mit David Becker

David Becker ist Psychologie an der Sigmund Freud Privat Universität in Berlin. Im Interview stellt er seine Expertise zum Thema Resilienz und Verletzbarkeit zur Verfügung. Sein Appell achtsam zu sein und nicht die eigene Menschlichkeit zu verlieren bei dem Versuch Schutz ins Extreme zu führen. Und warum Europa eigentlich in …

Towards a Softer Approach to Counter-Terrorism in Europe

Following the terrorist attacks in Manhattan in 2001, Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005, the “War on Terrorism” has become the prevalent paradigm among policy makers. It is in this political climate that the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy (EUCTS) was agreed. Its hard-approach measures have since disproportionately affected minorities and …

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 …

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 …