Learning in Modern International Society

Claudia Hofmann engages in a theoretical modelling of international learning processes and the substantiation of this model through three cases from international politics. She answers two questions: How may international actors learn as a collective? And how may the lessons learned influence actor behaviour and problem solving processes? As a foundation for answering these questions … Continue reading Learning in Modern International Society

Krisenpräventive Wirkungen der entwicklungspolitischen Zusammenarbeit mit Zentralasien

The workshop, summarised in this publication, brought together the crisis prevention approach and development cooperation in Central Asia. Employees of German development institutes discussed, which crisis preventive effects development cooperation had there up until now, and whether and how far it can be shaped and developed further based on experience and conceptual ideas. The material … Continue reading Krisenpräventive Wirkungen der entwicklungspolitischen Zusammenarbeit mit Zentralasien

Development Cooperation and Non-State Armed Groups

This study is the outcome of a research project conducted by the German Development Institute (DIE) from late 2004 until the summer of 2006. The research included numerous personal and telephone interviews. Many of those interviewed made documents available. Various international institutions also took part in a written survey. We would like to convey our … Continue reading Development Cooperation and Non-State Armed Groups

Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Umgang mit nichtstaatlichen Gewaltakteuren

This study is the outcome of a research project conducted by the German Development Institute (DIE) from late 2004 until the summer of 2006. The research included numerous personal and telephone interviews. Many of those interviewed made documents available. Various international institutions also took part in a written survey. We would like to convey our … Continue reading Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Umgang mit nichtstaatlichen Gewaltakteuren

Engaging Non-State Armed Groups in Humanitarian Action

Formal actors are faced with vast shortcomings in articulating a legal foundation for engaging non-state armed groups. This essay addresses the difficulties, differences and commonalities for state and non-state actors in engaging with non-state armed groups. It demonstrates how non-governmental organizations offer the potential to fill the gap in the international legal regime by employing … Continue reading Engaging Non-State Armed Groups in Humanitarian Action

Engaging Non-State Armed Groups In Humanitarian Action

The persistent rise of intra-state conflict and the concerns for national and human security across borders that accompanies this trend makes the need for giving heightened attention to non-state armed groups unavoidable. In the humanitarian field, however, organisations are faced with vast shortcomings regarding an articulative and universal legal foundation, so that international relations with … Continue reading Engaging Non-State Armed Groups In Humanitarian Action

A Grain of Truth

A concept of reconciliation in South Africa is an intrinsic one that needs to involve more than the transformation of the political landscape. Applying Montville’s conditions for reconciliation it becomes comprehensible that an understanding of the “other” as well as the “self” must be one step of a “mutual re­humanisation” and, thus, a re­discovery of … Continue reading A Grain of Truth