How is the plurality of urban cultural heritage perceived and how is it taken into account in the urban development in Beijing, Mexico and Rome?
How do emotions and cultural differences affect communication in multi-linguistic negotiations?
What are the causes and the consequences of labour provisions in preferential trade agreements?
Which types of intertemporal cost distributions are likely to find majority support in industrialised emitter countries?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
What are the factors that lead states and transnational actors to choose between formal intergovernmental organisations, informal intergovernmental organisations and transnational governance networks to structure their interactions and govern global problems?
What are the effects of cross-border refugee flows and the possible spread of conflicts in host countries taking into account ethnical linkages?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
What are the effects of different types of trade policy measures on global food price volatility and what local, alternative measures can be adopted to foster food security in volatile global markets?
What is the involvement of corporations in symbolic reparations (SR) in Colombia, Germany and South Africa?
How do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
What are the challenges of the gig economy in terms of social dialogue and workers’ protection?
Which political and economic drivers can explain country differences in climate ambition between NDCs and recovery packages, and how correlated they are?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
How does gender shape the reintegration process of migrants and how do patterns of return mobilities and reintegration impact upon gender in the Gambia, Guinea and Senegal?
How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
What are the experiences of recently arrived Afghans in Europe and how is the understanding of home, belonging and the ‘self ‘shaped by gender? How does this understanding affect their capacity and willingness to engage with development in Afghanistan?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
To which degree and under which conditions do countries translate their international commitments regarding CC mitigation into their domestic policies (i.e. policy objectives and instruments)?
What role can product development partnerships play in order to improve access to medicines for neglected diseases?
How have public policies evolved to stabilize or destabilize the current meat production and consumption systems in China, the EU and the US?
What are the recent trends of non-core multilateral aid ? To what extent do they threaten aid effectiveness through an increased fragmentation and proliferation of funds ?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
What are the design, evolution, and effects of the international investment agreements currently in practice?