Annual Reports

Editorial Office

The Annual Report offers an overview of ongoing research and other activities at the Centre. As well as a thematic look-back over the year, and reports from the various areas of research (the ‘Factory Report’), it includes news of events held during the reporting period (‘Cherries’), profiles of the fellows, a complete list of publications, and the yearly ‘Global Cooperation Outlook’.

ISSN 2198-1965 (Print)
ISSN 2198-042X (Online)

Global Cooperation Re:search 2016

Annual Report 5

DOI: 10.14282/2198-042X-AR-5

The events of 2016 demonstrated in spectacular fashion that regional and international cooperation is not onedirectional, even among democratic states. On the contrary, the majority vote for Brexit in the UK, the discord in the European Union (EU) over the attempt to find a joint solution to the challenges posed by the refugee crisis, and a US election campaign in which the victor was able to garner votes by promising to pull out of or renegotiate international environmental and trade agreements based on ‘America First’ are telling examples. They are a wakeup call, reinforcing the message that global cooperation is not a steady state which can always be relied on and expanded if necessary, but a process which requires ongoing and active efforts if it is to be sustained.

The fifth annual report covers the research and activities by the Centre's staff and fellows in 2016. This includes the examination of the role of fiction and narratives, the work on the failure to establish adequate refugee protection through global cooperation as well as the in-depth analyses of the dynamics of negotiations in international forums. These are just three examples mentioned here to whet your curiosity about our annual report. We wish you an inspiring and enjoyable read.

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Global Cooperation Re:search 2015

Annual Report 4

DOI: 10.14282/2198-042X-AR-4

In its fourth year, the Centre has given particular focus on the study of micro-practices in transnational cooperation and the role of diasporas as agents of global cooperation. The Centre furthermore forged a closer link between its research and policy-making as well as a broader public, by becoming a source of ideas and a place of knowledge-sharing with partners such as the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) or the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa).

We invite you to get a deeper insight into the Centre's interdisciplinary research conducted by Fellows from all over the world and its numerous lectures, dialogues and other events.

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Global Cooperation Re:search 2014

Annual Report 3

DOI: 10.14282/2198-042X-AR-3

The Centre for Global Cooperation Research, the youngest of ten Käte Hamburger Centre’s sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research, has become three years old. Thus the Centre finds itself at the half-way point in its first funding phase. This occasion, like the Midterm Conference in July this year, offers an opportunity for both retrospective and prospective reflection.

We invite you to let this third annual report fire your imagination and motivate you to get involved in the quest to expand our platform for this new research branch.

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Global Cooperation Re:search 2013

Annual Report 2

DOI: 10.14282/2198-042X-AR-2

In its second year, the Centre welcomed 31 fellows from 5 continents basing their research in more than 8 disciplines about relevant issues on global cooperation. This diversity created a remarkable dynamic reflecting “Denkfreiräume” (free space for thoughts and reflection), the overall motto under which the Ministry of Education and Research initiated the establishment of altogether ten Käte Hamburger Centers.

Let us as well as our fellows invite you to learn more about the possibilities (and limits) of the research on global  cooperation.

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Global Cooperation Re:search 2012/2013

Annual Report 1

The first-ever annual report of the Duisburg-based Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) – the newest of the Käte Hamburger Centres – is made up of three sections: a review of the key issues addressed in the different research-areas (‘Factory Report’ ); selected highlights from the Centre’s various events (‘Cherries on the Cake’); and a detailed directory of the academics engaged in research at the Centre, including their research-topics and publications.

‘From the time the Centre started operations’, says Dr Markus Böckenförde, the Centre’s Executive Director’, our visiting academics have been key in creating a culture of lively and surprisingly diverse debate.  We wanted this to come across in a vivid, reader-friendly way in the annual report.’   The report offers interested readers a more in-depth view of what drives research at the Centre and aims to stimulate interest in tackling the challenges of global cooperation.

Global Cooperation Re:search - Annual Report 2012/13 (~ 4 MB)

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