International

Interview: The Millenial-Generation

Examining the Millenial-Generation: When does adulthood start?

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Taking the Pulse of Youth Culture

The radio magazine "Pulse" introduces you to individuals having an impact - both in Europe and beyond.

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Magic Can Happen

Some say music can change the world. Hip-hop music definitely does, according to Ben Herson.

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“We Need a New Planetary Civil Society!”

The problem lies not in food production, but in access to food. We are letting them starve - but we are not the perpetrators says Jean Ziegler.

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One Billion Hungry – Can We Feed the World?

Hunger and malnutrition are on the rise. But there is a way to feed everybody.

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Cracking Down on Speculation

How speculation on food commodities raises food prices in developing countries.

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“We Don’t Need This Kind of Capital Investment”

Thilo Bode explains how the NGO foodwatch achieved that banks withdraw from food speculation.

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The Lost Soils

Land degradation threatens one quarter of Earth’s soils. A global initiative wants to raise awareness.

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The New Farm Owners

Regulation of land grabs won't help - land grab financing needs to stop.

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Global Media Forum: The Future of Growth

This year's Global Media Forum will receive Noam Chomsky and Vandana Shiva.

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Prejudice: Fundamentally Human?

Are we doomed to grab what we can for ourselves and our kin, ignoring the big picture until the world burns?

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Editorial

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Not 'Progress' But Prejudice: Development

What does "development" mean for Tribal people: for whom, by whom and to what end?

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A Triple Win is Possible

A diatribe in favour of a more objective view of international skilled professional mobility.

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Social and Sexy

Why are we so afraid of "good" marketing, PR and communication in social business?

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A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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Only What is Known Can Be Governed

How responsible land governance can save people from losing their land.

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Overfished

Why we need a radical shift towards sustainable fishing.

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Water Stress

There’s no food production without water. But water is becoming scarce.

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Interview: Fresh in the Trash

The way we consume affects food security in other countries.

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Strengthening Agriculture – Fighting Hunger

Food security is a key global mission: If we all pull together, we can succeed.

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Food and Nutrition Security for All

Introductory essay by Kofi Annan

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Editorial

Almost one third of the global population suffer from hunger and malnutrition – we must not accept that.

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Empowering Communities With a Social Business Approach

Change the rules of the game by transferring power to the communities.

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Stopping the "Brain Drain" in Developing And Emerging Nations

Technology business incubators are on the rise in developing countries

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Book Review: The Necessary Revolution

Book review: the necessary revolution

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Lost in Transition

How to Achieve Sustainable Media Development in the 21st Century

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Social Entrepreneurs – Bottom-up Innovators for Development

Why are social entrepreneurs so important?

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Interview: Language School 2.0 - Skype Lessons

What is the advantage of an online language school?

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Mobilizing Global Volunteers for Grassroots Innovations

International innovation networks preserve local know-how worldwide.

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Governments and Businesses Attempt to Build a New, More Accurate Economy

Ecological economists are innovating new markets

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Rethinking Environmental Protection: IMF Special Drawing Rights

Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.

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Reinventing Money – A Community Exchange System

What we need to prevent financial crises is an entirely new operating system: a new exchange system.

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Introduction: The Complex Security-Development

Introduction: The Complex Security-Developement Nexus

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We Are All Journalists: The Future of Reporting

When everyone can be a reporter, who are the journalists?

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A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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Editorial

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Entrevista: "Quisiera que Tuviéramos Menos Dinero Para Gastar"

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Urban Anthologies: Learning From Our Cities

Cities have never prospered as much as they have over the past couple of decades.

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As Our Actions Transform Nature, We Begin to Transform Our Actions

Impacts we’ve made on the Earth are beginning to affect us.

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Interview: Inside ICC

10 years of International Criminal Court (ICC)

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Aid Effectiveness: What For?

From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness

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"Development Aid is Not All Plain Sailing"

5 Questions to Andris Piebalgs

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Who Are the ‘Development Actors’ Where States Are Missing?

Can drug lords be development actors too?

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Engaging Armed Groups in Development Cooperation

"Engagement" with armed groups in development cooperation takes many forms.

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Development and Security

The story of tightrope wall between peacebuilding, counter-terrorism and state-building

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NATO's Neverending Challenge: Securing Peace

NATO has to adopt to be able to rise to current security problems

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Cyberconflict and Hacktivism in a Contemporary Context

Cyberconflict, the role of networks and communication technology in future warfares.

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Emerging Security Challenges and Cyber Terrorism

Cyber Security and Media Hype

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The Militarization of Space

The international militarization of space

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The Role of Earth Observation Technology

Technologies can help to support policy aims in enviromental and natural resources gouvernance

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Ecosystem Stewardship - Key to Avoiding Conflict Over Resource Scarcity

The crux of resources scarcity

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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Interview with Joy Ngozi Ezeilo: Slavery Is Not a Term of the Past

Interview with UN-Special Rapperteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo about modern slavery.

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Introduction: Media

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Editorial

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Leaks and WikiLeaks: Impact on Human Rights

What has been the impact of WikiLeaks on human rights?

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Learning on the Move. The Smartphone as Teacher

Mobile technologies are increasingly playing a decisive role in learning and education

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Help Is Coming via Twitter

Ushahidi is made up of digital maps on which (crisis-) events can be posted

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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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Editorial

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Green Peace? Sustainable Development in Post-Conflict Countries

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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European Aid: Aspiring to the Gold Medal

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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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Whose Aid Is it Anyway? A Recent Oxfam Study

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The Elephant Still in the Room: Aid Policy Regarding Corruption

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China’s Foreign Aid – Interests, Strategies and Instruments

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Water – A Resource of Conflict and Source of Cooperation

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Is There a Role for Privatization in Water Services?

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Introduction: Doing Business

Why the economic factor is more important than ever

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Editorial

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Developing New Models

About Partnership between Multinational Enterprises and International Non-Govermental Organisations

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Reintroducing Ethics to Economics

Has the domination of neoclassical economic thinking in academia contributed to the economic crisis?

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Can Reporting Help Sustainable Development?

Can reporting pave the way to sustainability developement?

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The future of PPP Microinsurance

What is behind PPP in microinsurance?

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Transparency in Microfinance

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Ethical Fashion

Ethical fashion is strutting its way across the catwalks of the world's style capitals.

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Fair Trade Movements

Fair Trade is moving from the domain of small producers to engage large enterprises in production and processing.

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Only for Geeks

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The SEED Initiative

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Evolution Does Not Stand Still

What instruments serve to protect biodiversity worldwide?

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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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Protected Areas

Protected Areas play an important role in the nature conservation and the promotion of sustainable development.

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Dandelion Rubber

Establishing sustainable alternative soures are likely to prevent future production shortfalls.

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Biodiversity As Opportunity

Biodiversity: New opportunities and risks for companies

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Biodiversity and Global Learning

Biodiversity as a central field of action for sustainable development.

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Editorial

Access to sport and physical activity is a fundamental right.

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Protesting the Games, Protesting Globalisation

Campaigns for Sustainable Sourcing And Responsible Employment at London 2012

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Interview: "The Games Alone Are Not Enough"

Is Sport political?

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Interview: "We Have to Channel the Football Fans' Energy"

Riots, pyrotechnics, racist slogans – football fans may often appear violent and nationalistic.

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Host Cities Come Together

After the world cup 2010 in Africa: a great opportunity?

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Small Farmers’ Potential

How smallholder agriculture can contribute to reducing hunger and malnutrition.

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The Loneliness of Power

The life of the politically powerful tends often to isolation and loneliness. But nevertheless, many politicians still aspire to this life.

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More Top-Down Participation, Please!

Wouldn’t it be true empowerment though if the right of citizens to speak their minds were directly integrated into political and administrative decision-making processes?

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Editorial

Sorry!You're surprised? Amazed? An editorial that opens with an apology? Yes, you read right.

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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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Human Trafficking: A High-Profit, Low-Risk Crime

Human trafficking: putting the villains behind bars is not enough.

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Power Games in International Development Policy

The age of a Western dominated world order is drawing to a close. Rising powers from the South are becoming important global actors.

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Interview: Fairphone - Changing Business Ethics

A Dutch company is taking the first steps towards a fairer mobile phone.

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Interpol: Fighting Cross-Border Crime

Interpol has no effective mechanism for preventing countries from abusing ist systems yet.

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Interview: The Post-Cypherpunk Era – Cryptology for Everyone

Since the NSA affair, more and more laymen are showing interest in CryptoParties.

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Editorial

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Cyberwar: More Dangerous than Terrorism

How much of a threat really emanates from cyberspace? And does soft power have the reach to control it?

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Interview: From the Transparent Citizen to the Transparent State

How big is the influence of an NGO such as Human Rights Watch on political decision-making processes?

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Bring 'the' Economy to the Community

Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”

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"Sustainability Does Not Cost More"

Sustainability is a key concept of the Post-2015 Agenda. Australian designer Leyla Acaroglu provides a fun and refreshing approach on how to implement it.

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The Emergence of New Donors

South-South cooperation thrives, but efforts remain fragmented. International institutions need to adjust to the reality of a new distribution of power.

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Disrupt Climate Change

The movie “Disruption” was part of the mobilization for the People’s Climate March in September 2014. It leaves no doubt: Climate change is a social issue.

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Voices: WorldWeWant & Friends

The post 2015 Agenda is designed as a participatory agenda. WorldWeWant & Friends is one initiative designed include the world’s youth.

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Book Review: Expulsions

In her latest book “Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy”, Saskia Sassen presents a serious critique of economic restructuring.

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Seen but Not Heard

Despite repeated warnings from Unicef, children are not being involved in policymaking on climate change. How can they be included?

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Do we Need Universal Health Care?

Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.

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The Big Bone of Partnerships

Expectations of triangular cooperation are very high, as it changes the way partners interact. Can they be met?

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2015 – The World at a Crossroads

2015 will be a decisive year for the international community since it marks the end of the MDGs. The German government aims for a new global partnership

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Editorial

“Post-2015” sounds like a very technical term .We decided to fill it with live and show the ideas behind it, the community projects, the big picture and the small one, and, most important, the people shaping it.

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One Click Away?

Social networks and dating sites make long distance relationships easier. The seemingly borderless digital world is limited though, by national borders.

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Refugee Portraits

Sadly, refugees are often presented as an anonymous mass in the media, a burden to welfare states, a security hazard. These photos tell a different story.

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Social Mobilisation 2.0?

From the Arab Spring to Wikipedia: The use of new technologies is having a game-changing impact on collective action. Can we organise without organisations?

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The End of Growth: Panic or Salvation?

What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.

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Retired, but Not Tired

Though mobility is often associated with young people, there are plenty of examples of seniors still working abroad. Their expertise is desperately needed.

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Remittances: Helpful for Development?

Migrants often send back money to their families. Laura Thompson explains the possibilities and limitations of remittances as a tool for development.

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Exclusion Through Citizenship

How does national citizenship play a role in the maintenance and reproduction of global inequalities?

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The Globalisation of the Naked Protest

Nudity - employed around the globe and throughout history - can be a powerful symbolic resource for protest movements.

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“Society Is Always Divided”

Renowned political theorist Chantal Mouffe discusses democracy, right-wing populism, and the possibility of a multi-polar world order.

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Dams - Development Or Delusion?

Dams are exceptional as a symbol of the changing development policy paradigms of recent decades.

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Editorial

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A 21st-Century Childhood

Thomas Berthold discusses the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees and argues for a more coherent asylum and refugee policy.

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Big Data, Big Development?

New technologies open up new solutions to long lingering problems. Yet, this promise comes with risks of exclusion. How can big data be used responsibly?

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Making a Plan and Sticking to it

Franz Joseph Radermacher answered DDD’s questions about the Global Marshall Plan, the 0.7% goal and global governance.

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A History of Responsibilities

Our global society is a history of injustices. How can we take responsibility for the past?

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“It Is Good to Be a Banker”

Marcos Eguiguren is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). He explains in an interview how bankers foster social change.

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Message from Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller.

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Editorial

What do you take responsibility for? DDD issue #15 will show you a variety of approaches to the topic of “responsibility”.

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The Real Costs of Cheap Food

Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.

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“A Friendly Tsunami”

Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.

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A Call for Guidelines

While in the past most companies were lobbying against any state regulations, the mind-set has changed. CSR departments demand for stronger policies.

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Leaving the Niche

VAUDE is increasingly known for its sustainable production. They started in a niche but might be the trendsetters. An interview with CEO, Antje von Dewitz.

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A Proposal from Hiroshima

The horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could have marked the end of nuclear warfare, but did not. A call to action.

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The Limits of Corporate Responsibility

Considering normative expectations and the economic rationale, should corporations enter the political arena?

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Churchill’s Nightmare

The changes that democracies have undergone since the advent of governance are frequently underestimated. The good, the bad, and some cautious optimism.

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Caught Between Hunger And Obesity

In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.

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Food and Development Go Hand in Hand

Welthungerhilfe’s president Bärbel Dieckmann on her vision of a world without hunger and insecurity.

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The Quantified Self

Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.

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Food Injustice on Our Plates

Two root causes of the global food crisis are the corporate domination of the food supply and the systemic destruction of local food systems. We need a fundamental change.

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Editorial

DDD takes a close look at the way food is produced today and what we will be eating tomorrow.

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Delicious Bytes

DDD asked seven food bloggers from around the world what motivates them to blog and to share a regional favorite with you.

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Up-Cycling Our Food

Initiatives around the world demonstrate in innovative and creative

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The Vibrant Sciences of Biodiversity

We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.

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Living Soil – the Basis for Life

The exhibition “Soil. Sustains Life.” shows how humans depend on soil, a non-renewable resource, and why we have to manage it sustainably.

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Message From Federal Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Müller.

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The Anti-Restaurants

It is trendy to celebrate food culture. Organized through apps or blogs, strangers meet in so called supper clubs – but sharing food has a long tradition.

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Tackling Climate Change Locally

To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.

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Let Us Fix it

Repair Cafés offer room for fixing your bike and exchanging knowledge over coffee – and thus tackle sustainable development on the local level.

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Bottom-Up Experts

Farmers know their needs best, concluded Kenny Ewan of WeFarm and created a global mobile platform for crowdsourcing agricultural information.

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The Hashtag Protest

Ever since the Arab Spring, social media has been praised as a means for civic engagement. Despite its positive impact, restrictions remain.

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The Knowledge of 7.4 Billion

What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.

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“A Historic Shift in Conversation”

Transition Network aims at the mind sets of developed countries - seeking to transform the affluent Western way of life.

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Possession Rather Than Ownership

Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?

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Editorial

DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.

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The Third Food Revolution

Agriculture: after a huge movement of concentration and intensification, a new revolution is coming up.

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Message from State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn

Opening remarks by Germany's State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn.

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Editorial

DDD’s #18 issue on “Cities” will take you on a journey to Nairobi, Mexico City, New Orleans, Beirut and Delhi.

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Computing Sustainability

Software that learns from sensors on garbage bins adapts to urban issues and generates solutions the human eye cannot see.

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Meeting the World’s Housing Needs

By 2050, 70 percent of people will live in cities. A prospect calling for building 100,000 housing units per day until 2030.

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The Resilience Revolution

Terrorism, earthquakes, violence – global cities face various threads. 100 Resilient Cities helps them to be prepared.

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Editorial

DDD’s 19th issue explores how people around the world share hopes for love, peace, health, money and joy.

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Talking Pictures

In areas with high numbers of illiterate information and education is shared via pictures.

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The Next BIG Thing

Basic Income Guarantees (BIG) were once laughed at as utopian. But they are already today changing the lives of millions worldwide – especially in the south.

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Able to Love

Our cities and buildings are accessible for disabled people but their desire for love remains a taboo topic. Find out how this stigma can be changed.

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Hope Is Contagious

How would you feel leaving home for ever? For Danny Ramadan, a gay Syrian, the decision to flee was never his. It was made for him based on who he loved.

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Shopping Against Capitalism

Revolutions smash capitalism – not. Instead consumer’s disobedience will, says this intriguing short story. (Maybe.)

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The Real Utopia

By definition a utopia is a place that does not exist. Around the world though, activists are working to stop the destruction of our planet: Meet the degrowth movement.

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A Bank for Everyone

Blockchain technology offers cheap, secure and easily available banking services and might revolutionize trade in the Global South.

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Voices for Peace

You have gotten know these modern day heroes in our articles. Now they have met in Germany to support each other in their fight for peace. Join them!

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The Future of Labour Is Not Pre-Determined

Interview with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the situation of labour rights worldwide.

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Editorial

DDD’s 20th issue explores global work realities in the 21th century .

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Women Entering Tech

The Organization ChunriChoupaal does not accept the male bias of the tech industry. Neither in Europe nor in Pakistan

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A Global Option

Ever more sophisticated robots are taking over jobs. Poverty might follow in step. But there is a concept, often derided as socialist utopia that could help.

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For a better 2030

Labour unions played a key role in designing the Sustainable Development Goals. Now they are fighting to get them implemented – nationally and internationally

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