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China's Belt and Road Initiative and the EU

Lora Saalman and Knut Dethlefsen | Following the Forum: China's Belt and Road Initiative and the EU | China’s Silk Road Project is the biggest infra-structure project of the 21 century. It has the potential to create opportunities not only for the countries along its stretch but also for Europe. But beyond the promise of greater connectivity and investment opportunities, the opportunity costs are high. The investment volume of China’s state backed companies and in infra-structure projects can hardly be matched by European counterparts. Therefore, European businesses and politics need to become creative in developing alternative forms of contributing and cooperation. Knut Dethlefsen and Lora...

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The Silk Road Economic Belt

Richard Ghiasy and Jiayi Zhou | The Silk Road Economic Belt | Considering security implications

and EU–China cooperation prospects | sipri-Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. | This one-year desk and field study has examined the Silk Road Economic Belt (the 'Belt') component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative from a security perspective. In the context of the report, 'security' is defined broadly in relation to intra- and interstate stability: it encompasses human security and developmental conditions.

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[EN] Active Financial Policy

René Bormann, Lothar Binding, Markus Henn, Cansel Kiziltepe, Carsten Kühl, Manfred Lehmann, Achim Truger | Active Financial Policy | Ensuring viability, enhancing social justice and boosting economic potential | good society – social democracy #2017plus

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[EN|ID|AR] Indonesia - Emerald Chain of Tolerance Book

In Indonesia diversity is generally seen as a blessing and the biggest asset of the nation that needs to be celebrated and protected. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in diversity) is the epitome of national identity and an essential source of Indonesian soft power. Amid signs of growing intolerance this book by the Indonesian center for Islam and state studies is a timely and impressive compilation and reminder of real-life examples of tolerance in Indonesia - based on symbols, practices and personas. The mapping of multi-ethnic, multi-religion, multi-culture, multi-beliefs and multi-practices in different parts of Indonesia provides rich realities of lived tolerance.

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[EN] Digital Labour Markets in the Platform Economy

Florian A. Schmidt | Digital Labour Markets in the Platform Economy | Mapping the Political Challenges of Crowd Work and Gig Work | good society – social democracy #2017plus

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[EN] The Impacts of Digitalisation on The Working Environment

The impacts of digitalisation on the working environment / Katharina Dengler. - Bonn : Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2016. - 4 Seiten = 60 KB, PDF-File. - (WISO direkt ; 2016,26)

Digitalisation will have an impact on the future working environment. To which extent substitution of occupation by computer-controlled machines takes place, depends on the type of occupation. The findings show that unskilled/semi-skilled and specialist occupations reveal substitution potentials with approximately 45 per cent. But still, the findings also demonstrate that fears of a massive loss of jobs through on-going digitalisation are currently unfounded since other factors such as legal and ethical obstacles, as...

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[EN] Digitalisation and Low-skilled Work

Digitalisation and low-skilled work / Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen. - Bonn: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2016. - 19 Seiten = 450 KB, PDF-File. - (WISO-Diskurs ; 2016,19)

In 2013 low-skilled workers accounted for 23 per cent of the German workforce and is thus clearly an integral component of modern industrial production. The automation and digitalisation of the entire world of work threaten low-skilled work, probably leaving unskilled and semi-skilled workers unemployed. Nevertheless, the human aspect of experience cannot be substituted. This study explains why low-skilled work will still have a continuous relevance within the “Industry 4.0” framework.

 

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[EN] For A Better Tomorrow : Why Basic Values are Essential for Social Democracy

For a better tomorrow : Why basic values are essential for social democracy / Jochen Dahm, Meik Woyke. - Bonn : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2016. - Faltbl. = 850 KB, PDF-File. - (Good society - social democracy #2017 plus)

Freedom, justice and solidarity are the key elements of Social Democracy. These values have always been central to the labour movement. Alongside these basic values, the second pillar of Social Democracy are basic rights. Basic rights are not always legally enforceable, but their realisation is a political imperative of a Good Society. The Good Society is built on a comprehensive welfare state that provides for its citizens and opens up opportunities and participation,...

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Film on German Energy Transition: What is the German Energiewende? (#2017plus)

Currently the energy supply in Germany is based on fossil fuels. But these are gradually being replaced by renewable energy sources. The process accompanying this change is the “Energiewende”, held under the German Renewable Energy Act. The comprehensive explanation of the energy transition that goes beyond mere statistic and technology requires the consideration of the economic, societal, and political context in which the relevant decisions are made.

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[EN] The Challenges of Industry 4.0 for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Industry 4.0 is a term for the digital revolution in industrial production emerging from the comprehensive networking and computerization of all areas of production. This study draws on the case of Mittelstand (small and medium-sized enterprises in the German economy and shows the state implementation of Industry 4.0, presents typical obstacles and challenges for the enterprises, and demonstrates the importance of involving employees to improve the success of innovation processes in the company as well as derives recommendation to improve the overall framework.

 

 

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