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SCRIPTS in the Media

Redistributing wealth - higher taxes and an inheritance for everyone

Stefan Gosepath, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, spoke to Pepe Egger from the magazine der Freitag about the unfairness of inheritance and what has to change for more equality within society. Read the complete interview here (German). SCRIPTS doctoral researcher Martyna Linartas similarly wrote a piece about inequality and inheritance in der Freitag. Read her article here (German).

Jan 28, 2023

Constitutions in comparison

Christoph Möllers, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of public law at Humboldt-Univeristät zu Berlin, wrote an article about the new work of Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff, a former judge at the highest German court in Karlsruhe, who published her work about constitutional order. Read the whole article in German here (Paywall).

Jan 27, 2023

A young and pacifist generation?

Steffen Mau, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of macrosociology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, spoke with Jan Alexander Casper from WELT about the reluctance of the younger generation to support the delivery of tanks to Ukraine and what the origin might be. Read the whole article here (German).

Jan 27, 2023

Documenta and the freedom of the arts

Christoph Möllers, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of public law at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, spoke again about the freedom of the arts at the documenta and the role of the state. Watch the interview here (German). You can also read more about Christoph Möllers report in the Frankfurter Rundschau here (German).

Jan 26, 2023

Christoph Möllers will look at "Libra"

Christoph Möllers, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of pubic law at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will investigate the platform "Libra" and evaluate if it is too state friendly in its reporting. Read the whole article in German here . 

Jan 25, 2023

Corruption in Ukraine

Alexander Libman, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of East European and Russian politics at Freie Universität Berlin, spoke with rbb24 about the current problems of corruption in Ukraine. Listen to the complete interview here (German).

Jan 24, 2023

The age of Xi Jinping

Christoph David Piorkowski spoke with Genia Kostka and Mark Hallerberg, both Principal Investigators at SCRIPTS, about the rise of China and the problems Xi Jinping might face in the future. Kostka, professor of Chinese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, said there are indications that economic growth in exchange for rights might not be working in the long run. Hallerberg, professor of public policy at the Hertie School Berlin, points out that China's model of government might not work in other countries. Read the complete article in German here (Paywall).

Jan 20, 2023

After the Documenta 15

Christoph Möllers, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of public law at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, spoke with Sigrid Brinkmann from public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur about his assessment of the Documenta 15 and what freedom of the arts could be. Listen to the whole conversation in German here . 

Jan 20, 2023

Policing art?

Christoph Möllers, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of public law at Humboldt-Universität Berlin, spoke with Jörg Häntzschel from the daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung about the art exhibition Documenta and the display of anti-semitic artwork. Read the complete interview here  (German). 

Jan 20, 2023

Are negotiations about Crimea possible?

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), spoke to Jan Emendörfer from the RND about possible peace negotiations in the war in Ukraine. Read the article in German here (Paywall).

Jan 15, 2023

Democracy under fire

Michael Zürn, Speaker of SCRIPTS and professor of international relations, spoke to Christoph David Piorkowski from the daily newspaper Tagesspiegel about the current problems that democracy faces and why right-wing populism is on the rise. Read the whole article in German here (Paywall).

Jan 12, 2023

Is the end of war in sight?

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies, spoke to public broadcaster MDR about the development of the war and if Ukraine or Russia are working towards an end of the war. Listen to the whole interview in German here . 

Jan 11, 2023

More inheritance than ever before

Stefan Gosepath, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, spoke with the public broadcaster hr inforadio about the problems of inheritance and how it can be transformed. Listen to the whole conversation in German here . 

Jan 10, 2023

Storming the capitol in Brasília

Michael Zürn, speaker of SCRIPTS and professor of international relations at Freie Universität Berlin, spoke to Martin Spiller and Ann Kristin Schenten from rbb24 inforadio about the decline in democracy worldwide and the storming of the captiol in Brasile. Listen to the whole interview in German here . 

Jan 09, 2023

Not the best year for democracy

Michael Zürn, Speaker of SCRIPTS and professor of international relations at Freie Universität Berlin, spoke to public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur about the development of democracy worldwide. Zürn said it was not a good year for democracy - but there is also positive news. Listen to the complete interview here (German).

Jan 07, 2023

A disaster for Republicans

Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of history at the Freie Universität Berlin, spoke to public broadcaster Deutsche Welle about the disastrous start for the Republicans due to the repeatedly failed votes in the House of Representatives. Watch the full interview here (German).

Jan 05, 2023

Discussing the annexation of Crimea

Gwendolyn Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), wrote a contribution for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In her piece, Sasse responds to the text by Reinhard Merkel, published here at the FAZ, regarding the annexation of Crimea. Read her contribution in German here (Paywall).

Jan 05, 2023

Lessons from Afghanistan for Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Thomas Risse, Senior Professor at SCRIPTS, and Gregor Walter-Drop, Director of the SCRIPTS Knowledge Exchange Lab, analyse the failure of Western-style state-building in the magazine "International Politics". They describe how state-building can succeed in spaces of limited statehood and why this holds important lessons for future German engagement in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Read the full article here  (German).

Jan 04, 2023

Double standards of the West

Amrita Narlikar, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and president of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), spoke to Martin Bialecki from the magazine Internationale Politik about the double standards of the West and why India and China do not belong in the same category. Read the complete interview here (German). 

Jan 02, 2023

Portraying the war in Ukraine

Gustav Seibt reviews Gwendolyn Sasse's book "Der Krieg gegen die Ukraine" in the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Sasse, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and director of the Centre of East European and International Studies (ZOiS), wrote a dense and factful portrayal of the war, wrote Seibt. Read the full review here  (German). 

Dec 26, 2022