How can the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) effectively contribute to the integration of those left-behind by the declining social aid and create solidarity for these vulnerable groups?
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?
This project engages in a comparative enquiry into the triple dynamics of race, space and “illegality” in the reproduction
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 cultural events and public art affect urban safety in African cities?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
What are the patterns and impacts on the development of return skilled migration and how can the potential of scientific diasporas best be exploited for development?
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 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 are the effects of market incentives made by public financial institutions on worker organisations and social dialogue according to ILO key labour standards?
What are the effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are the impacts of agricultural policies on the social and psychological situation of farmers?
How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
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 do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
Are housing cooperatives a way out of the global affordable accommodation crisis?
How can potentially negative effects on local populations of large-scale land acquisitions be mitigated and what could institutions do to protect human rights of the affected population?