It is the point of reference for political and individual decisions: the truth. Or at least what various groups regard as truth. The WZB Mitteilungen have dedicated an issue to the truth, with analyzes of populist worldviews, social communication, digitization and personal identities.

A PDF version of the print issue (in German) is available here. The first online contributions can be found on this page.


Talking more clearly about Europe

Controversial public debates put pressure on the European Union to explain itself. According to various recent studies, however, the public messages of European decision-makers mostly fail to offer an adequate response: political communication by and about the EU is difficult to understand for citizens and often tends to obfuscate matters rather than to make them clear.


More Funding for Metropolises

The European Cohesion Policy is intended to mitigate the disparities between European regions and to encourage states to invest financial resources in their weak regions. But what happens in times of crisis when funding is scarce and austerity dominates?