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How do international organizations act in a crisis? Can they declare a "state of emergency" even though, unlike elected governments, they have no mandate to do so? In his recent book "Emergency Powers of International Organizations", published by Oxford University Press, Christian Kreuder-Sonnen, former Research Fellow at the Global Governance unit, examines the emergence and consequences of international organization’s emergency policies.

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A new research project investigates the consequences of technological change for society, focusing on the issue of inequality. An interview mit Martin Ehlert,  one of the project heads of TECHNEQUALITY at the WZB.

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Do employers discriminate based solely on an applicant’s name? No, argues a new study published by WZB-researcher Daniel Auer together with Flavia Fossati and Fabienne Liechti. Part of a growing body of research assessing cultural identity and its role on the labor market, the paper investigates the ways in which discrimination seeps into the application process. The authors find that a jobseeker’s chances are not just only by their name or country of origin but also by their attachment to a foreign culture and ability to speak another language.

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The annual report offers insights into our current research and institutional developments. It includes essays on democracy, labor, digitalization, migration, nudging, behavior, and education.

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The WZB Berlin Social Science Center investigates fundamental societal issues. Our focus is on education and work, markets and choice, migration, democracy and autocracy, international politics and law. At the WZB researchers from various disciplines work together – mainly from sociology, political science, economics, law and psychology.