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Control and Flexibility

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A new study by Martin Krzywdzinski, Maren Evers and Christine Gerber asks under what conditions the implementation of wearables as part of digital assistance systems is beneficial for workers. They examine the implementation of wearables and the impacts on work content, skills, working conditions, and employment in capital- and labor-intensive organizations in Germany. 

The Politics of Platform Regulation

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In his new book "The Politics of Platform Regulation: How Governments Shape Online Content Moderation", WZB researcher Robert Gorwa provides a conceptual and empirical analysis of the important and emerging tech policy terrain of regulating platforms.

Unintended Consequences of US Interventionism

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In the last decades, the US government has spent billions of dollars on military inventions in many countries. For a sample of 174 countries between 1968 and 2018, a study by Eugen Dimant, Tim Krieger and Daniel Meierrieks shows how US military aid affects anti-American terrorism and military and economic-political conditions in aid-receiving countries. 

Voting for the AfD makes you unhappy

People who turn to the German far-right party AfD, experience a decline in their well-being, WZB economist Maja Adena and her colleague Steffen Huck have demonstrated in a new study.

Channels and Political Communication

Political communication is a rapidly changing field in which new digital channels are constantly being used to reach different target groups, as a new study by Christoph Ivanusch shows.

Research must remain free

The WZB remains a place for free and open research. This is stated by the management and the board of directors in a declaration on dealing with the Israel-Gaza war.

Kohli Prize for Sociology to Michèle Lamont

This year’s Kohli Prize for Sociology by the Kohli Foundation for Sociology goes to Michèle Lamont (Harvard University). With her path-breaking comparative research on culture, social inequality and inclusion, she has made a significant imprint on sociological knowledge. The award ceremony will be hold at the WZB on 13 November 2024.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln to become the new President of the WZB

The shareholders' meeting of the WZB has appointed Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln as the institute's future president. She succeeds Jutta Allmendinger, who has headed the institute since 2007.

Neighborhood Environmental Inequalities

A study by WZB researcher Christian König sheds light on neighborhood environmental inequalities in German cities.