Global Economic Symposium Reader: Redefining Success!
This article is the foreword published in “Redefining Success”, written by Thomas Rausch. For decades, decision-makers in politics and business have measured success in “hard currency”: the GDP of an economy or the profit of a company have served as the gold standard of their respective welfare. The global economic […]
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The Last Days of European Prosperity
There is a striking contrast between the breadth and scope of austerity measures in Europe and citizens’ perceptions of them. I recently moderated a debate organized by the Bertelsmann Foundation on what Europe can learn from Latin America in terms of managing a debt crisis. The audience was composed mostly […]
China’s New Government: Priorities, Programs, Reform Signals
Asia Policy Brief 2013/02 The „Asia-Policy-Briefs“ analyze political and economic developments in Asia and reflect on their impact on Germany and Europe. The short briefing papers focus on current events as well as underlying trends in important Asian countries. In addition, they seek to develop concepts and strategies for politics […]
“The Questions we are not asking and the Risks we are not seeing”
Last week my colleague Jan Arpe and I had the opportunity to take part in a workshop organized with support from our side by our partner, the Swedish Tällberg-Foundation. Held in Lausanne, the workshop brought together people from NGOs, research institutes and private enterprise to discuss the intriguing issue of […]
Aye and G’day, Ready to Break Away?
From Syria to Tunisia to Scotland, people seem to be taking political processes into their own hands. Are we shifting from a heavy reliance on those who once ruled and held complete power to building governance from the bottom-up? If given the opportunity to do the same, would Australia take […]