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Privileges for Vaccinated People or Restrictions for All?

A vaccination certificate for holidays, the cinema or a restaurant - should COVID-19 vaccinated people get special rights or must there continue to be restrictions for everyone? Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Stefan Gosepath was interviewed on this controversial question. The interview is only available in German.

Jan 21, 2021

"I hope that the American-German relationship will develop positively again"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht in an interview with AP on new US-president J. Biden.

Jan 21, 2021

"We already have a civil war in the USA"

"We already have a civil war in the USA" says principal investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht in conversation with Ingo Zamperoni at Tagesthemen. The interview was conducted in German.

Jan 20, 2021

"The system of checks and balances has actually worked quite well"

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht in conversation with Deutschlandfunk on the end of the Trump presidency. The conversation was held in German.

Jan 20, 2021

"Thank god, the nightmare is over"

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht comments on the end of the Trump presidency in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

Jan 20, 2021

ARD and ZDF: School Lessons on Television

While the reopening of schools due to the covid pandemic is not predictable at the moment, the German public broadcaster should follow the example of the UK and Austria and finally include school lessons in its programme, writes principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau. The article is only available in German.

Jan 16, 2021

"Pursuing Islamic politics is legal and legitimate"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer opposes criminalizing "political Islam" in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The interview is only available in German.

Jan 16, 2021

China Wins the System Competition

Chinese success in overcoming the Corona crisis challenges old certainties. Is technical autocracy superior to Western democracy? A guest article in the FAZ by scripts director Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn and principal investigator Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards. The article is only available in German.

Jan 13, 2021

Steffen Mau: Winner of the Leibnitz Prize

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau was awarded the Leibniz Prize 2021 by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In an interview with rbb, he talks about what makes his sociological approach special and about his personal view of the GDR, where he himself grew up. 

Jan 12, 2021

"Fridays for Future have diversified their own strategies during the crisis"

SCRIPTS doctoral researcher Moritz Sommer in an article on Zeit Online about the challenges for climate activism in times of the coronavirus crisis. The article is only available in German.

Jan 10, 2021

"An attack on the Capitol is also an attack on the liberal system."

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht in conversation about the storming of the American parliament building and the division of American society. The interview is only available in German.

Jan 07, 2021

"Taxation without representation"

"London has signed a deal that leaves it with no influence over either new regulations or the size of financial contributions. Instead of taking back control, it's taxation without representation." Scripts director Prof. Dr Tanja Börzel was part of a panel of experts on the Brexit deal and the future of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Jan 07, 2021

"The social movements of our time are explosive"

SCRIPTS Postdoctoral Researcher Aaron Benanav was interviewed by New Statesman on robots and revolution.

Jan 07, 2021

"Islam does not contain a fundamental rejection of violence, but it does recognize the principle of reciprocity"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer in an interview with Gegneranalyse on the background to Islamism and Islamist terror. The interview is only available in German.

Jan 06, 2021

Abolish the Doctorate!

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Huck on the significance of doctoral procedures in modern science. The article is only available in German. 

Jan 06, 2021

"Freedom can only be protected through long-term thinking."

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers on a changing concept of freedom and the future after the pandemic. 

Jan 05, 2021

Why Have Global Stock Markets Gone Up This Year?

SCRIPTS postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Johannes Petry spoke with BBC about the role of passive index funds and their growing power in times of rising stock markets.

Dec 31, 2020

"'Everything that is not forbidden is allowed' would be the liberal thing to say"

Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers in conversation with Süddeutsche Zeitung on the coronavirus and civil rights and liberties in Germany. The interview is only available in German.

Dec 30, 2020

"Political liberalism should not be defined in terms of freedom, but in terms of inequality"

 Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers reflects on "Liberalism" in an article for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The article is only available in German.

Dec 30, 2020

Time for Renunciation.

Long-distance travel, concerts and club visits - in the Corona year, a lot had to be done without. This is not "renunciation" in the true sense of the word, says pricipal investigator Prof. Dr. Stefan Gosepat in an interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur. But the pandemic could teach us to become more modest. The interview is only available in German.

Dec 30, 2020