To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
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?
How do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
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?
What can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
How do cultural events and public art affect urban safety in African cities?
What are the political orders put in place by rebel movements and how do they influence the post-war state formation?
How do green public spaces meet the human needs and contribute to the societal wellbeing in urban settings and according to cultural context and across social groups?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
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 recent trends of non-core multilateral aid ? To what extent do they threaten aid effectiveness through an increased fragmentation and proliferation of funds ?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
What drives the position of sexually transmitted infections on global policy agendas?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
What are the most important barriers to low-cost green technology diffusion across developing countries?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
Do donors respond to the ebbs and flows of a peace process or is their behavior motivated by other factors that are exogenous to events within the conflict-torn country?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
What are the individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
What are the effects of cross-border refugee flows and the possible spread of conflicts in host countries taking into account ethnical linkages?
Why do countries differ in their policy choices on coal energy?
Why was no multilateral regulation against capital flight and international tax evasion implemented between 1945 and 1970?
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?
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 are the causes and the consequences of labour provisions in preferential trade agreements?