Corona crisis in South Africa: Hand-washing in townships?

Commentary

With only three day notice, South Africa went into full lockdown on the night from 26 to 27 March. What happened in the three days leading up the lockdown is highly impressive. Instead of everyone following the instinct of making provision for themselves, neighbourhood solidarity networks sprang up spontaneously.

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Digitalisation and the coronavirus in Morocco: From care to control?

Background

With a series of digital measures introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Morocco is creating a trade-off between ways to provide rapid support and the parallel development of digital control.

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Will Big Tech emerge as the big winner in the coronacrisis? Not so fast.

Analysis

Big technology companies are getting a break from the “techlash,” but this does not mean that the monopolists are permanently off the hook. The crisis has highlighted privacy and security concerns and well as subpar labor standards in the industry. Social media face additional scrutiny for how they deal with COVID-19 related disinformation.

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Publications

The European Election in Germany

e-paper

This E-Paper analyse the results of the European Election in Germany and the specific impacts on national politics and the competition between the parties in Germany.

A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics

E-Paper

In this policy paper “A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics” the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung puts forward proposals for a more active role of the municipalities in refugee and asylum policy.

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What Is at Stake in the 2019 European Election?

The upcoming European election in 2019 might bring about an unprecedented political earthquake, already foreshadowed four years ago, blowing away the political centre altogether. What is likely to happen in the end: the feared come-back of nationalism or is there hope for a pro-European revival?

Security

We are frequently asked why a green foundation, which generally tends towards pacifism, deals with security policy. We understand our task is to provide a critical approach to the local and global challenges of security issues in the wider sense. We want to find space for respect for human rights, democratic control of uniformed services as well as a gender perspective in all political decisions.