A study finds that a nation's culture impacts individual choices concerning eating and physical activity.

Learning all about interdisciplinary research: Anna Froese, Silvio Suckow and Hendrik Woiwode have developed the course "Interdisciplinary Competence".

An interview with Ukrainian sociologist Tetiana Kostiuchenko about her research, resuming online teaching, and how to incorporate the ongoing war into the university curriculum.

Using tools offered by game theory, WZB economists Daniele Caliari and Tilman Fries describe Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine war as a conflict of resolve.

The war in Ukraine revealed the EU’s dependency on Russia and its vulnerability to authoritarian political pressure. What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

A study finds that a nation's culture impacts individual choices concerning eating and physical activity.

Learning all about interdisciplinary research: Anna Froese, Silvio Suckow and Hendrik Woiwode have developed the course "Interdisciplinary Competence".

An interview with Ukrainian sociologist Tetiana Kostiuchenko about her research, resuming online teaching, and how to incorporate the ongoing war into the university curriculum.

Using tools offered by game theory, WZB economists Daniele Caliari and Tilman Fries describe Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine war as a conflict of resolve.

The war in Ukraine revealed the EU’s dependency on Russia and its vulnerability to authoritarian political pressure. What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

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Youth

Being young in 2022 means growing up in a world of multiple crises. How should I live and what will I do for a living? How may I contribute to my community? How can I make myself heard? With analyses dealing with the situation of youth and young adults in the labor market, their place in society and in politics, the WZB-Mitteilungen is dedicating its latest issue to this particular stage of life.

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Difficult entry

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Some young people find it difficult to gain a foothold in the labor market. Longer periods without employment, education or training can have a lasting negative impact on their further career and social participation. Christian Brzinsky-Fay shows which groups are affected and why.

Extremly manipulated

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What is the role of family and the social environment in the radicalization of young people? Are there similarities in socialization with regard to Islamist and right-wing extremist violence? The article by Eylem Kanol and Berivan Kalkan describes the crucial role of socialization in the family and presents analyses from the WZB Protest Monitoring, which is part of the research excellence cluster “Monitoring System and Transfer Platform Radicalization” (MOTRA).

WZB Distinguished Lecture by Youngjoo Cha

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The next WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences will be held on October 5. This year’s Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor Youngjoo Cha discusses the consequences of working overlong hours and shows how we can change our work culture.

New Fairwork Cloudwork Rating

Cloudwork platforms arrange work that can theoretically be done from anywhere over the Internet and remotely. But how fair is the work on such cloudwork platforms? The Fairwork project has examined 15 online platforms for their working conditions and rated them according to their fairness. The results are now available in the Fairwork Cloudwork Report 2022 and can be read here.

Living freely, living differently, living together?

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How do liberal societies stick together? This question is explored in a new animated film produced by students of the Universität der Künste together with WZB researchers.

Analyses on the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine keeps the world on edge. What does the Russian attack mean for Europe and the world, for our external security and domestic politics, for future coexistence at the state, economic and scientific levels? These are complex questions, and so are the answers; there is much we do not know at this point. In order to better understand the background of this war and to assess its potential consequences, the WZB is launching the series "War in Europe. Causes and Consequences". It offers WZB researchers a platform to share their thoughts, analyses and research questions with an interested public.

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WZB in the media

Zeit Online, 10 September
Blog Jan-Martin Wiarda, 9 September
Der Spiegel, 8 September
Radio Österreich 1, 8 September

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