News

April 2018

Journal |

How women mobilise women in presidential election campaigns and why the leftist Worker’s Party became successful in the conservative Northeast of Brazil – these and other questions are answered in the new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America.

March 2018

Conference |

GIGA scholars will present their research findings at the International Studies Association’s annual convention in San Francisco at the beginning of April.

Book |

New book on Comparative Area Studies co-edited by GIGA vice president Patrick Köllner

In brief |

The GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies and partners have created a European collaborative research partnership on violence, security, and peace.

February 2018

Journal |

The journal deals with issues such as the urban poor and electoral politics in Jakarta, territorial disputes in Southeast Asia, political authority in Vietnam, and more.

Journal |

This issue deals with topics such as gender discourse in Africa, sustainability in Kenya's cut-flower industry, the political situation after Mugabe's fall in Zimbabwe, and more.

December 2017

Journal |

This issue examines the role of paramilitary groups and the military in Latin America, the relaxation of term limits in Argentina, anti-government protests, and more.

November 2017

Journal |

Why is China exceeding international banking standards? What role does soft power play in the politics of China? And what motives drive Chinese immigrants to Africa? These and other questions are posed by the authors of this issue.

October 2017

Journal |

The journal deals with issues such as the civil-military relations in Southeast Asian countries, Chinese investments in Myanmar, and Vietnam’s foreign policy.

September 2017

In brief |

The Changing Asia 2017 conference offered new perspectives on regional and global cooperation.

August 2017

In brief |

The GIGA organised numerous well-received activities surrounding the recent G20 summit.

Journal |

This issue deals with topics such as democracy and indigenous self-government in Bolivia, microlending programmes in Argentina, and the bilateral relations between Mexico and the USA.

In brief |

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) counts among the world’s most important conferences on Asia-related research. The GIGA was once again in attendance at the 2017 gathering.

Journal |

The journal covers current issues and events in Africa as well as Africa's role within the international system.

July 2017

Article |

The G20 summit in Hamburg - a landmark moment. GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her analysis in an article in Foreign Affairs online.

Statement |

In his opening remarks at a roundtable discussion in Hamburg, GIGA scholar Jann Lay called for an honest and thorough account of the impacts and mechanisms of globalisation.

June 2017

Journal |

The contributions to this issue of the JCCA assess the administration of Taiwan’s ex-president Ma Ying-jeou.

In brief |

Workshop constitutes first in a series of events to contribute to the transfer of social science concepts

Promoting Junior Scholars |

Eleven up-and-coming scholars successfully completed the GIGA Doctoral Programme for the year 2016/2017.

Commentary |

Politicians have spent much time discussing the federal system; now they must focus on the structure of a federalised police force, write Subindra Bogati and Julia Strasheim in the Kathmandu Post.

May 2017

Journal |

The journal focuses on issues such as democratic deterioration in Venezuela, the assassinations of politicians in Mexico and the change in the banking sector of Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.

Journal |

The journal offers insights on policy implementation in the Philippines, Myanmar's foreign policy, territorial disputes and nationalism in Vietnam and China, and other issues.

April 2017

Journal |

The journal covers current issues and events in Africa as well as Africa's role within the international system.

March 2017

In brief |

GIGA scholars presented their latest research results at the annual conference of the International Studies Association.

Call for Proposals |

Doctoral students and early career researchers based at institutions in sub-Saharan Africa are invited to submit seed funding proposals.

February 2017

Interview |

The issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is receiving increased attention again as a result of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Yet the concept and its implementation are controversial. In this interview, GIGA researcher Prof. Wolfgang Hein explains why emerging economies in particular view CSR with scepticism.

January 2017

Journal |

The contributions in this issue of JCSAA analyse the early months of the Duterte presidency in the Philippines.

Journal |

What challenges faces contemporary Chile in regard to political representation? The new Journal of Politics in Latin America examines this question in detail.

Book |

In a new book, GIGA researchers analyse the emigrant policies of 22 Latin American and Caribbean states.

Journal |

The journal's thematic emphasis is on non-traditional security in Sino–Indian relations.

Publication |

Federal Agency for Civic Education draws on GIGA research

December 2016

Commentary |

2016 was the deadliest year for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. The EU approach does not take account of the reality of migration, write GIGA scholars Sebastian Prediger and Franzisca Zanker.

Journal |

The journal covers current issues and events in Africa as well as Africa's role within the international system.

Global Transitions Conference |

Leading international scholars and practitioners will participate in the second GIGA Global Transitions Conference.

November 2016

Commentary |

Cuba’s economy is in a sluggish state and the Cuban’s regime is increasingly losing legitimacy. What is hindering Cuba’s reform process? Bert Hoffmann explains.

October 2016

Discussion |

GIGA scholars examine the diverse notions of democracy competing around the globe at an event in Berlin.

Commentary |

The GIGA-managed Land Matrix Initiative provides insights into international large-scale land acquisitions. Africa remains the most important target, writes Kerstin Nolte on The Conversation.

Commentary |

The number of refugees in Central America has reached a scale not seen for decades. In her contribution to The Conversation, Sabine Kurtenbach casts light on the causes.

Journal |

The journal covers relevant issues and events in Africa as well as Africa's role within the international system.

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