What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?
What are the challenges of the gig economy in terms of social dialogue and workers’ protection?
What is the role of large-scale extractive investments in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and their contradictory dynamics?
To what extent do institutional reforms and participation mechanism increase the external stakeholder input in formal and informal governance arrangements?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
What are the causes and the consequences of labour provisions in preferential trade agreements?
What are the factors that shape the institutional design of recently adopted migration partnerships at a international, national and regional level?
To what extent does the concept of gridlock apply to the global health governance and account for its deficiencies? What is the potential for reform?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
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 do emotions and cultural differences affect communication in multi-linguistic negotiations?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
How can livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia and Bolivia be improved through the scaling-up to high-quality coffee products?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
To what extent can regional governance architectures of mountainous areas contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals in terms of integration of sustainable development principles and of reduction of biodiversity loss?
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)?
Why, when and how do refugees engage in transactional sex across genders and what are the sexual and reproductive health and mental health consequences of refugees involved in transactional sex?
To what extent does the promotion of intra-regional trade help reduce conflicts in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America?
How can a neurological look at the dynamics of emotions in general and fear in particular help finding better strategies in conflict prevention and / or resolution?
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?