How can new institutional arrangements help reconcile livelihood-relevant factors of local populations with the UN program for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)?
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?
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 are the political orders put in place by rebel movements and how do they influence the post-war state formation?
What are the corporate citizenship approaches of Swiss medium sized enterprises and large multinational corporations in their participation to the UN Global Compact?
What are the roles played by migrant organisations in the context of transnational Senegalese migration, integration and development?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
What are the design, evolution, and effects of the international investment agreements currently in practice?
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 what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
Why and how does centralized design prevail as a global gold standard for the urban sanitation sector even in the light of crisis and how does it influence project implementation under SDG6?
What are the individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
What is the involvement of corporations in symbolic reparations (SR) in Colombia, Germany and South Africa?
To what extent does the fit between personal values and the organizational values of an IO foster the working motivation of its employees and volunteers?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
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?
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?
How effective is the metabarcoding approach as a tool for measuring the status of marine biodiversity?
What are the challenges of infertility in terms of public health concerns and social marginalisation in resource-poor settings in Nepal and India?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?