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Conducting International Relations with Autocracies
Conducting International Relations with Autocracies DGAP Yearbook, vol. 30 (2014): Außenpolitik mit Autokratien (Conducting International Relations with Autocracies)
by Josef Braml, Wolfgang Merkel, Eberhard Sandschneider
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 30, Published by DeGruyter Oldenbourg, December 2014, 480 pages (in German)
How stable are authoritarian states? Should Germany cultivate relations with autocracies – be it to promote business interests, address security concerns, or protect human rights? And, if so, with which ones? Which of the available means – dialogue, business support, development aid, or sanctions – are best suited to reaching what ends? How do other democratic regimes deal with authoritarian regimes?
Strengthening International Governance
Strengthening International GovernanceIn the 2013 DGAP Yearbook, 80 experts describe ways for the state to regain its ability to take action
by Josef Braml, Stefan Mair, Eberhard Sandschneider
Diplomatisches Magazin 3, March 2013, p. 38-39
Not only have the financial and debt crises led to massive economic problems. They have also dramatically restricted the state’s ability to act. Up until now the response has been half-hearted, the efforts of nations to go it alone have been enormous, and the reach of WTO regulations has been minimal. Expectations are therefore high for politically and economically stable Germany. The latest DGAP Yearbook gives valuable insight into how Berlin should handle its new leadership role.
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 29
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 29Foreign Policy in the Economic and Financial Crisis (“Außenpolitik in der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise”)
by Josef Braml, Stefan Mair, Eberhard Sandschneider
Oldenbourg Publishers, Munich 2012, 487 pages (in German)
How have the convulsions in the economic and financial systems – which have meanwhile extended into a debt crisis – affected the domestic and foreign policy of states? What are the consequences for bilateral relations and for the work of international organizations? Eighty experts from academia, business, and the world of active policy give valuable insight in vol. 29 of the DGAP Yearbook: “Außenpolitik in der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise” (Foreign Policy in the Economic and Financial Crisis).
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 28
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 28Peacekeeping: Security and Development in Areas of Limited Statehood (“Einsatz für den Frieden”)
by Josef Braml, Thomas Risse, Eberhard Sandschneider
Oldenbourg Publishers, Munich 2010, 488 pages (in German)
In precarious states such as Afghanistan, Congo, and Sudan, one finds governance structures that are considerably different from Western forms of statehood. But they could be developed to establish public security, safeguard the basic needs of their populations, and even allow for the emergence of legitimate institutions. To this end, “state builders” should be aware of the limits of supranational organizations and assure domestic support for their long-term engagement.
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 27
DGAP Yearbook, Volume 27Globally Sustainable Energy Security Policy („Weltverträgliche Energiesicherheitspolitik“)
by Josef Braml, Karl Kaiser, Hanns W. Maull, Eberhard Sandschneider, Klaus-Werner Schatz
Oldenbourg Publishers, Munich 2008, 439 pages (in German)
This volume has not lost any relevance over time. Since its publication, the recommendations have been discussed in a variety of forums, in academic journals, and popular magazines. This has helped to stimulate a debate both among policy-makers and the general public that has fostered an understanding of energy security as a humanitarian, environmental, economic, and security tasks that should be dealt with in an international framework.