Generation Y is growing up. Young people born between 1985 and 2000 are taking on responsibilities in society, economy, culture and politics. They are seen as crisis-tested, pragmatic and flexible, and they have experienced political… [Read more]
Health, Labour & Social Policy
Presents a contemporary examination of social intervention, labour dynamics and health concerns, embracing both country-specific and broader insights into these areas.
The European Union and its Quest for Equal Opportunities
While equal pay and equal treatment have been fundamental principles of the EU order since the Treaty of Rome in 1957, it is clear that they have not found full expression in the lives of… [Read more]
Watching the World Health Organisation
Despite its longstanding reputation as an authoritative source of health guidelines and protector of the public interest, attempts to scrutinise the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision-making processes are usually thwarted by a scarcity of information… [Read more]
Reconciling Culture and Governance in Sierra Leone
“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” The words of this African proverb ring true of Hertie School Alumnus Joseph Ayamga’s work in… [Read more]
The EU Should Embrace this New HIV-Prevention Plan
Gay men have feared contracting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) for over thirty years. Many gay men, or men who have sex with men (MSM), have watched the virus devastate their communities.As HIV transmission rates… [Read more]
Should the UK Welcome the Rise in Zero-Hours Contract Jobs?
The zero-hours contract, a type of employment relationship which carries no mutuality of obligation between employer and employee, has become an almost entrenched feature of the UK’s post-recession labour market landscape. Dr John Philpott questions… [Read more]
TV Shows and Public Administration – A Watching List
Should I watch TV or read literature on public management, politics and governance? This choice seems to be getting harder every week, what with new TV shows popping up at an increasing rate. Not to… [Read more]
Curbing Obesity Rates in Australia: Where is the Way Forward?
Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition in Australia, examines the challenges faced in tackling the obesity epidemic in the context of a lax regulatory framework and a constant stream of junk food… [Read more]
The Value of a Master of Public Administration
I recently graduated from the Executive Master of Public Administration at the Hertie School of Governance. Almost immediately after graduation, I was offered a consulting contract to manage a project with the mandate to establish… [Read more]
The Future of Labour in Nursing — a Question of Life and Death
The nursing sector is fundamentally different from other sectors in its unique relationship between management, workers, and customers. Research has merely begun tackling this difference within the last years. Yet, as David Scheller-Kreinsen and Britta… [Read more]