All Gender Publications

Any Hope for a Kurdish State?

Iraqi and Syrian Kurds have gained increasing international recognition for their efforts in combating ISIS and some observers conclude that the conditions for an independent Kurdistan have never been as favorable as they are now. What are the prospects for a Kurdish nation state? 

Identity and Exile: The Iranian Diaspora Between Solidarity and Difference

Over five million Iranians are in exile – about 120,000 of which live in Germany. They are influencing political and cultural debates in Iran on a daily basis. The aim of this publication is to promote a process of reflection within the diaspora and provide an input concerning the role and potential of the diaspora community in the US and Germany as well.

All International Politics Publications

The state of content moderation for the LGBTIQA+ community and the role of the EU Digital Services Act

E-paper

Platforms can empower groups that have previously been silenced. However, platforms also host hateful and illegal content, often targeted at minorities, and content is prone to being unfairly censored by algorithmically biased moderation systems. This report analyzes the current environment of content moderation, particularly bringing to light negative effects for the LGBTIQA+ community, and provides policy recommendations for the forthcoming negotiations on the EU Digital Services Act.

Algorithmic misogynoir in content moderation practice

E-paper

Existing content moderation practices, both algorithmically-driven and people-determined, are rooted in white colonialist culture. Black women’s opinions, experiences, and expertise are suppressed and their online communication streams are removed abruptly, silently, and quickly. This paper explores algorithmic misogynoir in content moderation and makes the case for the regular examination of the impact of content moderation tactics on Black women and other minoritized communities.

"Get Lost!": European Return Policies in Practice

Study

Current EU migration policies' increased focus on returns raises concerns on the adequacy of such measures with EU standards and fundamental rights. This publication highlights the problems and difficulties returnees face in Afghanistan, Syria, Tunisia, Senegal and Kosovo.

All Democracy Publications
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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Brazil

Case Study

The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil comes in the wake of the political polarisation that was accentuated in the 20141 presidential elections and the scientific denialism used by the current government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Experts estimate that the way the president handles the most serious health crisis in recent decades is a reflection of this scenario.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Ukraine

Case Study

In Ukraine, especially vulnerable groups were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has become even more challenging, considering the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the unstable political system.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Philippines

Case Study

The Covid-19 pandemic struck the Philippines in the midst of economic growth. This paper documents how the Philippines got stuck in this crisis and why the government has failed to flatten the curve.

All Economic Governance & G20 Publications