sef: Publication series

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sef: publishes short policy papers as well as in-depth publications in order to make the results of its work accessible to a wider interested public.

sef:’s short publications are currently produced in two ongoing series:

Global Governance Spotlight concisely assesses selected international negotiation processes from a global governance perspective. It is published around 6 times a year in German and English.

sef: insight presents interviews with international experts and opinion pieces from different world regions.

Complementing this range of brief formats, the sef: produces the following in-depth publication series:

GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS links current developments to long-term trends in global society. Based on facts and figures, it offers guidance and perspectives to policy-makers and society at large. For a detailed description of this latest sef: publications series, please have a look at the press release on the occasion of its launch.

In addition to these regular series, sef: offers special publications in book or booklet form on an occasional basis, as a contribution to the political and academic debate in Germany.

Our previous publication series – the GLOBAL TRENDS, the Policy Papers, the Foreign Voices and the ONE World books – can be accessed via our website. These series have been discontinued.

The latest publications by the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) can be found here: www.inef.uni-due.de.

NEWS

sef: insights 8|2018

City governments as agents of local communities

 

INTERVIEW WITH ANÉL DU PLESSIS

In an interview with sef: on the occasion of the International sef:  Expert Workshop 2018, Professor Anél du Plessis speaks about the changing role of city governments in global governance. How are cities affected by international law? And what is their role as agents of local communities? And how is their potential restricted by national constitutions?

Read the sef: insight!

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sef: Bonn Symposium 2018

Rethinking local sustainable development

UPCOMING EVENT

The “transformation of our world” onto a sustainable path – as agreed upon by the UN member states in the Agenda 2030 – requires more than one-off projects. How can a  fundamental change in policies, in the society and the economy be initiated? What can municipalities contribute to this shift towards sustainable development and how can the local impetus be escalated to the other political levels? The Bonn Symposium 2018 aims to stimulate ideas and inject fresh momentum into the debate about these issues.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

:further info here