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Droht bei den Europawahlen ein Rechtsruck? "Es geht um die Machtoption" | campus.leben

Interview mit Tanja A. Börzel und Miriam Hartlapp vom Otto-Suhr-Institut der Freien Universität Berlin

Jun 07, 2024

Is Europe threatened by another shift to the right? | Tagesspiegel-Beilage

Miriam Hartlapp, Professor of Comparative Politics of Germany and France at Freie Universität Berlin together with Tanja A. Börzel, director at SCRIPTS, have investigated the voting behavior of Eurosceptic to anti-European MEPs. They spoke to Dennis Yücel from the daily newspaper Tagesspiegel. Read the article  here  (German).

Apr 19, 2024

"Should governments tax the great boomer wealth transfer?"

An article from SCRIPTS Principal Investigaor, Anette Eva Fasang (together with colleagues), which was publishes in the American Journal of Socialogy in 2023 on wealth accumulation has been discussed in the Financial Times and replicated for the UK. Click here to read the article (paywall).

Apr 16, 2024

»Putin hat Deutschland als Schwachstelle Europas ausgemacht« | SPIEGEL Geschichte

Mitten im Krieg gegen die Ukraine prangert Russland Verbrechen der Wehrmacht als Genozid an. Propaganda oder berechtigte Forderung? SCRIPTS Principal Investigator Robert Kindler spricht im Spiegel Interview (Jonas Breng & Anastasia Trenkler) über Putins Absichten und das Grauen der Blockade von Leningrad (only available in German; Paywall). 

Mar 21, 2024

Die doppelte Schieflage der Diplomiertendemokratie | Table Berlin

A third of the population has lost faith in democracy. They no longer feel represented - and they are not represented, says Michael Zürn , Principal Investigator and Director of the RU "Global Governance" at SCRIPTS. The new article about representativeness by Michael Zürn can be read in the 'Table.Media Professional Briefings' section as a part of the „Hacking Populism“ series. Read the article here (soft paywall, German).

Mar 21, 2024

Interview with Jessica Gienow-Hecht | Deutschlandfunk: "Wer regiert die USA?"

Principle Investigator Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht speaks in Deutschlandfunk about the US stopping financial aid to Ukraine and addsresses the question how much influence a prominent ex-president have on this decision. The interview is only available in German. Click here to listen to the Interview. 

Feb 08, 2024

SCRIPTS PI Gwendolyn Sasse – Expert for Russia

SCRIPTS Principle Investigator and Director at the Center for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), Gwendolyn Sasse, talked in December to several online media platforms about Russia and the war in Ukraine. In the radio podcast  detector.fm , she addressed the important question of how much support Putin has in the Russian society. The podcast episode is available  here . The Podcast is only available in German. Her guest article  “Time is of the essence in defending Ukraine”  was published on the  Financial Times  on December 20. On December 21, the online newspaper  tagesspiegel  published an assessment by three experts, including Gwendolyn Sasse, on how much the lack of new aid money for Ukraine from the EU and the USA is playing into the hands of Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin. You can click  here  to read the article.

Jan 10, 2024

The need to look back to understand the relationship between Russia and the West

Katharina Bluhm, Professor of Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin and Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS, spoke with Lenz Jacobsen from the news portal  ZEIT Online  about why Russian policy did take the hostile course that led to the attack on Ukraine. The Interview refers also to new findings of Katharina Bluhm’s book "Russland und der Westen" that was published in November 2023.  To read the Interview you can click here . 

Dec 30, 2023

60th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination

60 years ago today, the US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In an  interview with SWR , SCRIPTS Principal Investigator Jessica Gienow-Hecht assesses the significance of the former president for US society today and what his visit on 26 June 1963   means to German people in times of the cold war. Jessica Gienow-Hecht previously wrote a SCRIPTS blog post about Kennedy's visit to Berlin and reflects on the meaning of the visit for language and the liberal script. If you are interested you can click  here .

Nov 22, 2023

The Crimea as a focal point of the Russian-Ukrainian war

Principal Investigator and Director of the Centre for East European and International Studies, Gwendolyn Sasse, discusses together with Dr. M. Marcus Keupp (ETH Zurich) and Dr. Andreas Umland (Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies) in German public broadcaster SWR the significance of Crimea for both Ukraine and Russia and as a focal point of the war. Listen to the discussion in German here . 

Oct 12, 2023

PI Steffen Mau on contact fear to far right AfD and change fatigue

With Swiss newspaper NZZ, Sociologist and Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS, Steffen Mau, talked about his views on the far right AfD's establishment in wide parts of society, his findings on climate change as not being a generational divided topic and a fatigue of change he can observe in German society. Find the full interview in German here . 

Oct 10, 2023

On the limits of digital state rule

In Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel, SCRIPTS Principal Investigators Genia Kostka (sinologist) and Alexander Libman (political scientist focusing on Eastern Europe and Russia) explain findings resulting of a collaborative research within the cluster. Both showcase examples how digital authoritative governance in Russia and China could not completely avoid dissent in recent past. Read the full article in German here .

Oct 08, 2023

Is the German society agreeing on more than commonly assumed?

In interview with Der Spiegel, sociologist and Principal Investigator at SCRITPS, Steffen Mau, takes the stance that current fierce opposition to specific topics leads many analysts to overestimate general division and polarisation of German society. The interview in German can be read here (paywall).

Sep 28, 2023

Germany's role in the United Nations

Since Germany joined the United Nations in 1973 - then, as the eastern German Democratic Republic and the western Federal Republic of Germany - it has grown to the second largest contributer to the UN. Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS, Michael Zürn, Christopher Heusgen, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Harald Ganns from the UN information office in Bonn comment in a podcast of Hessischer Rundfunk on the role Germany plays today in the UN and current debates within the UN system. Find the podcast (in German)  here .

Sep 18, 2023

How much is Putin under pressure in Ukraine?

Alexander Libman, Principal Professor of Russian and East European Politics and Principal Inverstigator at SCRIPTS discusses with Rüdiger Libman, Rüdiger Lüdeking, Julia Friedlander and Wilfried Jilge in German public broadcaster ZDF the pressure Ukraine's counter offensive might put on Putin's power. Watch the discussion here in German.

Sep 15, 2023

The return of a 'class society'

How important is the term 'Klassengesellschaft' (class society) in Germany? Gerald Wagner writes about the significance of the term within research and why it is needed. He cites the important work of SCRIPTS PIs Anette Fasang, Michael Zürn and Steffen Mau. Ranging from sociology to Global Governance - it is important to understand the current conflicts within society. Read the complete article here (German). 

Sep 14, 2023

How equal inheritances could solve major problems

In the podcast "In aller Ruhe" of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Professor of Philosophy and Principal Investigator Stefan Gosepath discusses iwth host Corilan Emcke how inheritances are a subject of societal polarisation. Listen to the full podcast here  (German).

Sep 10, 2023

Is there something as 'wrong liberties'?

In German public broadcaster, SWR, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS, Philipp Lepenies, discusses with scholars Elif Özmen and Jens Hacke what liberalism constitutes between populist attacks and liberal civil rights. Listen  here  to the full discussion here (German).

Sep 07, 2023

Coup in Gabun: Osei comments on the current developments

After the Gabun military took over the political power in Gabun on Wednesday, August 30th, from the government of President Bongo, SCRIPTS PI Anja Osei comments on backgrounds and current developments in German in Tagesspiegel (paywall) and ZDF .

Sep 01, 2023

How can politics react to citizens' fatigue of change?

Parts of the society are tired of change in face of multiple present political crises, finds SCRIPTS PI Steffen Mau. In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung he talks about the challenges and solutions ahead. Read the full interview in German here (paywall).

Sep 01, 2023