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Put to test: Centre Publication evaluates 'The Tunisian Constitutional Process'


Tunisia is considered the Arab Spring's country of origin. Wheras Islam is accentuated in the new constitution, the freedom of conscience is assured and the Shari'a is excluded as a source of law. The Tunisian society showed some success so far in integrating a diversity of beliefs to a commitment towards its politico-societal future, but is again put to test after deadly attacks at the National Museum in Tunis, a tourist site. The Centre has a close eye on the developments since some time. A Global Dialogue platform last year provided opportunities to discuss

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Changing Mindsets - World Development Report 2015


Last years World Development Report focused on risk as a challenge that should proactively be dealt with and in this way aleady had the actors (and peoples) mindsets in mind. Now the new report clearly and directly centers on the broader topic of 'Mind, Society, and Behavior', marking a possibly 'groundbraking' step towards 'development policy 2.0', as Dirk Messner put it, during a presentation of the report at the German Development Institute in Bonn (DIE). Messner, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, and a former member of the Global Knowledge Council of the World Bank, pointed out that solutions beyond linear thinking are needed and that, while the Bank previously and exclusively 'was about money', with this report, there is a chance to aim at a new quality of knowledge,'thinking heuristics' that

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Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice: Challenges, Possibilities, and Limits


The recent issue of the ‘Global Dialogue’ series aims at advancing the discussions in the field of transitional justice where the growing attention to the global dimensions of the matter is still insufficient. Therefore, the editors of this volume, Noemi Gal-Or and Birgit Schwelling, brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines and institutions to continue the debates on the challenges, ambiguities and paradoxes of global cooperation in transitional justice that took place within the framework of a workshop hosted by the Centre in April 2014. The volume focuses on the conceptualization of ‘transitional justice’ as an assemblage of concepts, instruments and measures concerning the different responses to past injustices and atrocities by societies that emerge from war or repressive rule.

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Topical Richness: Global Dialogues 4 & 5 released


With two new publications the topical richness of the Centres Global Dialogues series starts to become visible. A broad spectrum of international security issues shape the focus of contributions to volume 4, edited by the Centres Scientific Director, Dr Markus Boeckenfoerde. 'A Multi-disciplinary Mosaic: Reflections on International Security and Global Cooperation' encompasses 25 elaborated 'snap-shots' on current issues by a very broad spectrum of fellows at the Centre, being experts in such diverse fields such as behavioral economics, international law, security policy, anthropology, social psychology and development cooperation.

Volume 5 deals with an aspect of cooperation that is easily overlooked: automation and forms of cooperation where actors are absent or cannot be identified.

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Mission Statement

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of transboundary cooperation. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy. We aim to become a crucial hub for this emerging branch of research. We aim to understand the role of transboundary cooperation as an essential part of public policy addressing global challenges.

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Centre is the tenth and the last Käte Hamburger Kolleg supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.