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Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 9/2012
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Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik

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Kommentare und Berichte

Albrecht von Lucke
Die Politisierung Europas
The politicization of Europe
Michael R. Krätke
Politikwechsel in Polderland?
Political change in Polderland?
Annett Mängel
Schröder in der Kita-Falle
Schröder in the Daycare-Trap
Kai Mosebach und Nadja Rakowitz
Fabrik Krankenhaus
Factory or hospital ?
Stefan Soost
Leiharbeit: Prekariat auf Abruf
Temporary employment: Precarity on demand
Dusan Reljic
Serbien: Nationalistisches Comeback
Serbia: Nationalist comeback
Siegfried Knittel
Japan: Wie Phönix aus der Asche?
Japan: Like phoenix from the ashes?


Gerd Grözinger
Griechenland: Von den Amerikas lernen, heißt siegen lernen
Greece: To learn from the Americas is learning to win


Alexander Cockburn
Das Jahrhundertverbrechen der Woche
The week’s crime of the century

Analysen und Alternativen

Robert B. Reich
Mitt Romney und das neue vergoldete Zeitalter
Mitt Romney and the new gilded Age
Rudolf Hickel
Euroland bald abgebrannt?
Die Währungsunion am Scheideweg
Euroland about to collapse?
The monetary union at a crossroads
Heiner Bielefeldt
Der Kampf um die Beschneidung
Das Kölner Urteil und die Religionsfreiheit
The dispute about circumcision.
The verdict of Cologne and the freedom of religion
Heike Kleffner
"Wir sehen nur die Spitze des Eisbergs."
Der Nationalsozialistische Untergrund und die Rolle der Geheimdienste
"We only see the tip of the iceberg."
The National Socialist Underground and the role of the secret services
Otto Köhler
Immer im Einsatz
Präsident Gaucks schöne neue Bundeswehr
Always on duty.
President Gauck and his brave new army
Norman Paech
Die Schlacht um Damaskus: Syrien und das Völkerrecht
The battle for Damascus: Syria and the international law
Robert Kurz
Vater Staat und Mutter Krieg: Die Geburt des Geldes
Father State and Mother War: The birth of money
Arundhati Roy
Kapitalismus: Eine Gespenstergeschichte, 3. Teil
Die Totengräber des Planeten und die Rückeroberung der Nacht
Capitalism: A ghost story, Part 3.
The gravediggers of the planet and the reconquest of the night

Buch des Monats

Achim Engelberg
Interpretieren, um zu verändern
Interpret to change


Albrecht von Lucke
Feuilleton ins Fegefeuer
Feuilleton to the purgatory


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