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Are Conflicts in the 21st Century Mainly Identity-based?
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(Latest Thinking), 17 mins
The 20th Century has been marked by a return to ethnic and religious affiliations and identifications which continue to be in the foreground of political discourse. The rise of religious groups is represented by the media as a turbulent phenomenon, which spikes new conflicts globally. These representations of coll...
(Latest Thinking), 17 mins
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Can We Explain the Co-Evolution of Democracy and Market Economy by Adaptive Preferences?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
In the research presented in this interview, the idea of adaptive preferences is applied to the co-evolution of democracy and market economy. CARL CHRISTIAN VON WEIZSÄCKER explains that the ideal of democracy and market economy though somehow antithetic are inter-dependent in a normative sense: While democracy pr...
(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
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Do Constitutional Courts Use Balancing to Promote Judicial Activism?
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(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
In an empirical analysis of the German and the South African constitutional courts and the Canadian Supreme Court, the study presented in this video examines the use of the concept of balancing. Contrary to the common understanding, NIELS PETERSEN shows that courts do not use balancing to engange in judicial activ...
(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
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How Can German Constitutional Law Promote the Inclusion of Migrants?
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(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
Through immigration, our society is becoming more diverse. However, the integration and inclusion of migrants is often difficult. ANUSCHEH FARAHAT is interested in the question of how this inclusion can be promoted through the means of law. In particular, she focuses on the structural obstacles migrants face when...
(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
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How Can Parliaments Optimally Organize Voting Procedures?
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(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
Parliaments and parliamentary committees can resolve binary decisions by simple majority voting. In this video, BENNY MOLDOVANU considers the impact of voting procedures on more complex decisions, analyzing factors including the order and sequencing of votes. Modeling the games that specific voting procedures indu...
(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
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How Does India Achieve Change in Its Policies?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
India has been known to be a state that never changes. Since the 1980s, and especially after the 1990s, however, India’s growth trajectory has begun to evolve and change from its static status quo. RAHUL MUKHERJI has investigated the reasons for this change, as he explains in this video. For this, he looked at h...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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How Does Medieval Historians' Use of the Notion of 'Europe' Compare to Its Use in the Middle Ages?
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(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
The research presented in this video shows the need to reflect precisely the analytical notions and frameworks used when looking at medieval societies, and the limitations of reference to history when tackling contemporary questions. Some of the main findings of the comparative analysis of modern and medieval conc...
(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
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How Has the Islamic Party of Malaysia’s Stance Towards Popular Culture Evolved?
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(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
While doing anthropological fieldwork in Malaysia, DOMINIK MÜLLER noticed that the Islamic Party of Malaysia organizes events and activities that are frequently embellished with popular culture elements, such as bands playing on electric guitars. This seemed at odds with common Western assumptions that Islamic po...
(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
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How Were Refugees Protected in the Islamic Early Middle Ages?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
The migration of refugees is not a problem of the twenty-first century. Historian JENNY RAHEL OESTERLE investigates the question of how people in need of protection were treated in the Middle Ages. Her particular focus in this video is the Arabian Peninsula in the early seventh century, specifically the Islamic co...
(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
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Is Europe Ready for More Political Integration?
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(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
Despite an upsurge in nationalist rhetoric, EU citizens still support European level decision making in several policy areas. For a political union to be effective, however, similarity in policy preferences is necessary. In this video, GUIDO TABELLINI considers whether citizens of different EU states are sufficien...
(Latest Thinking), 13 mins
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