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SCRIPTS in the Media

Can EU Sanctions Change Lukashenko?

The EU reacted to the forced landing of a passenger plane in Minsk with sanctions against Belarus. But how effective are sanctions any more? Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse spoke about this and the current situation in Belarus with Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Carnegie Europe.

Jun 03, 2021

"Many have been disappointed."

After German reunification, many people in eastern Germany placed high hopes in the CDU. Today, the party faces major problems here. Principal investigator spoke to the Tagesspiegel about unfulfilled promises and the narrative of the dictatorship-socialized East German. The article is only available in German.

Jun 02, 2021

Eastern Germany and the Radical Right

Nowhere in Germany does the AfD appear more right-wing and radical than in eastern Germany. Nevertheless, the AfD became the second-strongest party in the last state election in Saxony-Anhalt. But why can the party afford to take such a course there? Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau spoke with Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Focus Online about the background before the election in the eastern German state. The articles are only available in German.

Jun 01, 2021

The Road to Herd Immunity

Although many people want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the vaccination skepticism of a few endangers the full success of vaccination programs. Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Heike Klüver spoke with the Tagesspiegel and Deutschlandfunk about her study, which examined the effect of various incentives on vaccination readiness. The articles are only available in German.

May 27, 2021

The Privilege of the Western Passport

Borders, says principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau, are "sorting machines in a globalized world." In the pandemic, the West is feeling what always prevails elsewhere: immobility. The article is only available in German.

May 22, 2021

On The 100th Birthday Of Andrei Sakharov

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse spoke with SWR2 about the Soviet physicist, the "father of the hydrogen bomb," dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and what memory can do in shaping relations with Russia. The interview is only available in German.

May 21, 2021

The Future of Our Democracy

Lack of mobilization, low voter turnout, perceived lack of alternatives to political decisions: What promises must our democracy keep to ensure its own continued existence?An article by principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers. The article is only available in German.

May 21, 2021

Why Are East Germans in Particular so Rowdy?

Liefers, Wagenknecht, Thierse: Celebrities from East Germany dominate the dispute about identity, corona measures or cancel culture. This is a late consequence of the fall of the Wall - and is also due to the attitude of West Germans. The article by principal investigator Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau is only available in German.

May 21, 2021

The Basic Right to Schooling

In Berlin, despite low infection figures, alternate teaching at schools is to be continued. Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers sharply criticizes this decision in an interview with the Tagesspiegel and doubts whether it will stand up in court. The article is only available in German.

May 20, 2021

On the Roots of Authoritarian Populism

Prof. Dr. Armin Schäfer and SCRIPTS co-director Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn ask in their joint book "Die demokratische Regression. Die politischen Ursachen des autoritären Populismus" (Democratic Regression: The Political Causes of Authoritarian Populism), the two political scientists Arminäfer and Michael Zürn ask to what extent the perception of a lack of representativeness also leads to populist electoral success. Zeit Online and Humanistische Pressedienst have reviewed the book. The articles are only available in German.

May 19, 2021

Escalation in the Middle East Conflict

Despite international mediation attempts for days on, the latest escalation in the conflict between Israel and Hamas continued for weeks and claimed more than a hundred lives. Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer sees no quick solution to the conflict in sight in an interview with Bayern 2 and calls the Israeli settlement policy a major problem. The interview is only available in German.

May 15, 2021

How Is the Pandemic Changing Society?

Principal investigator Pro. Dr. Steffen Mau spoke to WDR5 about the increasing skepticism of people towards politics, science and the media. The interview is only available in German.

May 11, 2021

Modi and Bolsonaro: 2 Populist Leaders' Approach to COVID-19.

They are religious, nationalistic and currently against a nationwide COVID-19 ban - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi have a lot in common. Nevertheless, the West in particular should be careful with equations, says principal investigator Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

May 07, 2021

On Vaccination Envy and Solidarity

The vaccination campaign is slowly picking up steam, and as more people receive vaccinations, the discussion about lifting vaccination prioritization and rolling back restrictions on freedom for those already vaccinated is moving into the public debate. But what is fair? And how can social solidarity be further preserved? Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Stefan Gosepath spoke about these questions with Bayrischer Rundfunk and Philosophie Magazin. The interviews are only available in German.

May 06, 2021

US Society is Fraying at the Seams. We Need to Think About Our ‘Civic Infrastructure’

As banks and post offices shut down in rural America, and flights to remote areas become more expensive, many Americans are cut off. An article by joint visiting fellow Prof. Dr. Jan-Werner Müller.

May 04, 2021

The Global History of Slavery

When most people think of slavery, they think primarily of plantation labor in the American southern states. But the global history of slavery is more than that. Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckert traces it in his lecture - from antiquity to the 21st century. The lecture was published as part of the podcast "Hörsaal" on Deutschlandfunk Nova and is only available in German.

May 01, 2021

"An increasingly conventional relationship"

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht in an interview with Radio Bremen 2 about the balance after 100 days of US government under Joe Biden. The interview is only available in German.

Apr 29, 2021

"Joe Biden has exceeded expectations."

Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht reviews the first hundred days in office of U.S. President Joe Biden in an interview with Tagesthemen. The interview starts at minute 18:20 and is only available in German.

Apr 28, 2021

Work Less, Lounge More Often

A review by principal investigator Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckert of the book "They Called It Work: Another History of Mankind" by James Suzman. The article is only available in German

Apr 28, 2021

Putin’s Undeclared Red Lines—For Now

Russia is bound to have prepared for different military scenarios in Ukraine. Spreading uncertainty is an essential part of Putin’s policy writes principal investigator Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse on Carnegie Europe.

Apr 22, 2021