What are the factors that shape the institutional design of recently adopted migration partnerships at a international, national and regional level?
What are the legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict and what are the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect?
What are the effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
Why do countries differ in their policy choices on coal energy?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?
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)?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
Are housing cooperatives a way out of the global affordable accommodation crisis?
What are the consumption patterns of the growing middle classes in emerging countries? What are the environmental and social impacts of these practices? How can more sustainable consumption pathways be reached?
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 effects of market incentives made by public financial institutions on worker organisations and social dialogue according to ILO key labour standards?
How do cultural events and public art affect urban safety in African cities?
What is the involvement of corporations in symbolic reparations (SR) in Colombia, Germany and South Africa?
To what extent do institutional reforms and participation mechanism increase the external stakeholder input in formal and informal governance arrangements?
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?
What are the constraints and opportunies linked to migration for adolescent girls ? How do they affect their capacity to choose and to act to determine their future opportunities ?
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?