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Through the Research Programme „Culture and Foreign Policy” experts investigate current topics related to Germany’s Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy. Within research periods of three to six months, they summarise current scientific findings in the form of studies and formulate recommendations for future foreign cultural policy measures. Their research results are then reflected at international conferences, in panel and public discussions and published in the ifa edition “Kultur und Außenpolitik”. In cooperation, scientists query the individual needs of cultural actors, carry out surveys on current measures and internationally analyse national strategies.
This research project investigates the development of the Ukrainian cultural sector and German-Ukrainian cultural relations since the Euromaidan in 2014. In doing so, the project intends to document quantitative and qualitative changes together with the effects of cultural cooperation on individual engagement as well as on the democratisation process in the Ukraine.
Realisation: Dr. Susann Worschech
Free Churches and charismatic movements are enormously popular in North and South America. Although worldwide they play a key role, little is understood of the individual instigators. Do theological approaches such as prosperity theology, which is proselytised in some of these churches, conflict with peacebuilding work? This research project investigates Free Church instigators in North and South America and explores cooperation opportunities as well as the obstacles and threats of these institutions to the AKBP.
Realisation: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schäfer
Right-wing populists question the socio-economic and political constitutional order; in countries with right-wing populist government participation, restrictions on fundamental liberal-democratic rights such as freedom of art, assembly and expression are increasing dramatically and inconvenient cultural actors are being hampered in their work or even threatened by governments. How can AKBP actors react to these developments?
Realisation: Johannes Crückeberg
This project researches what virtual spaces for freedom of expression and uncensored artistic work could look like and which forms of open or closed platforms could be conceivable while taking appropriate anonymisation techniques into account.
Realisation: Werner Bogula
The current discourse on the “Cyber” issue encompasses a broad spectrum that includes not only the promise of the freedom of information but also the threat of internal and external security. This project investigates how normative discourse influences cyber security and the epistemic communities that emerge.
Realisation: Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder