Crises in a Globalised World

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In a globalised world, basic malfunctions of economic, social, political, and ecological systems are often interconnected in complex ways that endow crises with a new quality. If we are to cope with crises successfully, a comprehensive assessment of their causes is needed, as a basis for concerted action. Such an advance is only possible if exchange between scholars, political decision-makers, and the wider public is intensified. Against this background, the distinctive mission of the Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Crises in a Globalised World’ is to cut across three sets of boundaries— between disciplines, between different thematic fields in which crises figure, and between the academic, political, and societal spheres. The Alliance’s strategic goal is to gather together the expertise which the different participating institutes have accumulated—on financial and debt crises, environmental crises, food crises, and crises of political orders—and use this to generate generalisable knowledge about the processes, dynamics, and patterns of crises, about their systemic character, and about the suitability and social acceptability of policies devised to cope with them. This knowledge can then be applied in the resolution of future crises.

The movie "Crises in a Globalised World - 11 Perspectives" (2020) was produced as part of the exhibition project "Making Crises Visible" at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main.

// Corona Crisis

  1. Governing the Corona Crisis

    Cooperation project of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World"

    Using data from the CoronaNet project, researchers from the Leibniz Institutes IAMO, GIGA, HSFK and ZALF will get to the bottom of government reactions to the COVID 19 pandemic in Brazil, Iran, Tanzania and Germany.

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  2. Crisis Calls

    Crisis advice by video call

    We talk to crisis researchers about the effects and significance of the Corona crisis for our society and search for global answers to the global challenge.

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  3. Data base

    Activities of the Research Alliance members on the corona pandemic

    Statements, publications, media contributions and further information on the Corona pandemic from the member institutes.

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  4. Topic

    Corona Crisis

    Latest topics and research series of the member institutes of the network.

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// Transfer

  1. Rule of Law in the EU – A core value in crisis?

    Crisis Talk

    With Armin von Bogdandy (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg) und Tanja Fajon (Member of the European Parliament).

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// Making Crises Visible

  1. »Making Crises Visible«

    Past exhibition project | Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt

    The exhibition is a interdisciplinary research project of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises of a Globalized World", the University for Design Offenbach am Main, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, the Leibniz Institute Peace and Conflict Research Frankfurt and the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

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    Project website

  2. From Science to Art

    Exhibition Opening | Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt

    The 50 exhibited works by young designers and artists from the Offenbach Academy of Art and Design in the form of art and knowledge objects focus on the crises of our time and their treatment and relevance in politics and science.

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  3. Can crises be designed away?

    Crisis Interview

    Designer Prof. Klaus Hesse on art's perspectives on social crises.

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