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Equal care – why is there so little change?

Despite family policy reforms, mothers still do more unpaid family work than fathers. Sociology professor Gundula Zoch explains why this is the case…

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"Standing up for democracy"

Right-wing extremist attitudes are on the rise, trust in democracy appears to be fragile. In an interview, political educationalist Tonio Oeftering…

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Europe as peace project

With Europe Day on 9 May, the European Union celebrates its unity. Here, social scientist Martin Heidenreich talks about the role of the EU for peace…

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Understanding Prisons

According to human geographer Jennifer Turner, the military past of prison facilities and prison staff shapes the entire penal system. At the…

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A network of support

The way families live together has changed over time. A team of researchers led by Oldenburg social scientist Dr Kai Willführ is using historical data…

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Research behind bars

Anna Katharina Schliehe is interested in experiences of incarceration. The human geographer has been awarded a fellowship by the prestigious Marie…

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Vaccination strategies: a global challenge

If citizens were to decide how limited supplies of vaccines are allocated in a pandemic, what would national and global vaccination strategies look…

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"A positive history of democracy"

Political education often leads a niche existence. The German reunification offers a good opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of democracy,…

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