International

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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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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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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