Publications

Here you find an overview about English publications of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, which you can download or order if a print version is offered.

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New Publications

COVER PAGE Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity

Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity

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Evolving around the main essay “Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity”, all contributions to this assemblage reflect a common understanding that ecology and biodiversity needs to be reclaimed – and constantly generated – as a process of lived and living realities in a system of reciprocal relationships.

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The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility for African Sovereign Bonds

Over the past few decades, market-based finance has become central to the global financial system. Huge volumes of financial instruments are traded on a daily basis. In an effort to improve access to global financial markets for African countries, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) – in cooperation with the asset management firm PIMCO – has proposed setting up a Liquidity and Sustainability Facility (LSF). This is designed to create a Special Purpose Vehicle to subsidise private sector investment in African sovereign debt. The LSF would be financed by official development assistance (ODA), multilateral development banks and/or by the central banks of members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Books

Free, fair, and alive: the insurgent power of the commons

Book

Ambitious, sophisticated, and resolutely grounded in everyday realities, "Free, Fair and Alive" present a compelling vision of a future that can actually work. Written by two highly experienced commons activists, this book is at once a penetrating cultural critique, table-pounding political treatise, and practical playbook for building a new world of commoning.

Atlases

Dossier: Coal Atlas - Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Energy Atlas: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

Germany, Land of Immigration

Report from the Commission "Perspectives for a Forward-Looking and Sustainable Refugee and Immigration Policy" of the Heinrich Böll Foundation with important impulses for politics and society in migration and integration. 

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All Publications on Social Participation

Plastic & health: The hidden costs of a plastic planet

In a joint effort, a group of authors from civil society and academia point out that the impacts that plastic and the chemicals in it have on our bodies need to be assessed in the full lifecylce of this enduring an ubiquitous material. You can read the executive summary of their study here.

All Publications on Ecological Transformation

Governing Ecologically

In voter surveys, the German Greens regularly come out as the party deemed to have by far the greatest competency in this area and in energy policy as well. This study by Arne Jungjohann tries to answer if this image is justified, as it looks at the subnational level of the federal states.

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Perspectives Asia: Politics of Food

Food is a highly political issue. Nowhere is this more true than in Asia. This publication seeks to illustrate some conflicting issues in the field of food and nutrition. The contributions highlight a selection of fields, where political action is needed to ensure that there is enough food on people's plate, which is also healthy and nutritious.

All Publications on Future of Democracy
Compensating Indebted Countries for Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Compensating Indebted Countries for Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Fossil fuel development, in particular oil and gas, promised vast riches in the past. Today it is exposing fossil fuel producers and their creditors to a massive stranded asset risk. Technological disruption with the rapid cost-reduction of renewable energy and storage technologies, in conjunction with the inevitability of increased climate action, are at the root of unprecedented uncertainties over the future of the sector. 

All Publications from the International Division

Perspectives - our regional magazine

Perspectives Middle East & North Africa

Perspectives Asia

Cover: Asia for Future

Perspectives Asia: Asia for Future

This edition of Perspectives Asia presents the work of climate change activists in Asia who are calling their governments and people to action. With contributions from Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.

Perspectives Africa

Perspectives 2/2014: Greening the Continent

For this edition of Perspectives, the Heinrich Böll Foundation offered Africa-based thinkers and commentators an opportunity to critically reflect on what a “transition towards sustainability” means or should mean for the region. The articles gathered here go beyond ideological debates to also provide some case studies where green-economy principles have been applied.

Perspectives 03/2014: What Ya Looking At?

For this edition of Perspectives the Heinrich Böll Foundation asked a number of African intellectuals, writers and analysts to provide their take on Africa’s relationship with Europe. The result is a small collection of interviews, short essays and comments that throw light on the complexities and complexes of this relationship, using analysis, imagery, experience, provocation and humour.

Perspectives 1/2016: Rights and Resources

With this edition of Perspectives, the Heinrich Böll Foundation explores some of the approaches and instruments that communities and their NGO partners have developed to create room for community-centred stakeholder participation, and to champion community interests and rights.

Perspectivas Lateinamerika

(in German)

Perspectivas Lateinamerika: Eine Frage des Geschlechts

Lateinamerika hat in Bezug auf Geschlechtergerechtigkeit viel erreicht. Doch Benachteiligung und Ungleichheit zwischen den Geschlechtern sind noch lange nicht beseitigt. Hinzu kommen neue Problembereiche wie Frauenhandel und Organisierte Kriminalität. In der zweiten Ausgabe der perspectivas Lateinamerika lassen wir Autorinnen und Autoren aus unterschiedlichen Regionen zu Wort kommen.

Perspectivas Lateinamerika: Jenseits des Raubbaus

Der Abbau von mineralischen, fossilen oder agrarischen Ressourcen für den Export, der Extraktivismus, dominiert die Ökonomien Lateinamerikas. Dieser Entwicklungspfad ist jedoch zunehmend umstritten. Es mehren sich die Stimmen, die sozial und ökologisch gerechtere Alternativen fordern. In Perspectivas kommen sie zu Wort.

Perspectivas Lateinamerika: Kommen, Gehen, Bleiben, Weiterziehen

Wir möchten mit Perspectivas Nr. 3 den Blick auf den Umgang mit Migration in Lateinamerika lenken. Unsere Autorinnen und Autoren analysieren Ursachen und staatliche Politiken, zeigen auf, welche Auswirkungen das für Migrantinnen und Migranten hat, und berichten von Solidaritätsstrukturen, die praktische und politische Unterstützung leisten.

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Perspectives Turkey

Perspectives Turkey 9: Turkey's Democracy between two Elections

This issue features two special dossiers: the democracy dossier analyzes the current situation and strategies of significant political actors towards the Presidential elections. The second one is a gender and macroeconomy dossier, which hopefully would provide an introduction to a gendered reading of macroeconomic issues in Turkey, who will be hosting the G20 summit in 2015.

Perspectives Turkey 8: Capital and Capitalists in Turkey

This issue opens with an article by Yunus Sözen that evaluates the local elections which were held on 30 March. Our special dossier is on capital and capitalists in Turkey. We analyze the varieties of business groups from Gülen community to capitalists of the Kurdish region. Democracy section features an article on recent internet censorship efforts by the government.

Further Publication Series

On Democracy

Anti-Gender Movements on the Rise?

The concept of "gender backlash" encompasses too activities pursued by a multitude of different local initiatives all over Central and Eastern Europe, which strongly promote tradition over equality. In many cases these groups appear to be backed and inspired both by influential US-American “pro life” organisations as well as the Kremlin’s "Gay-rope" propaganda, which aims to discredit the European Union as a place of moral decline.

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On Ecology

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On Economic and Social Issues

The Care-Centered Economy

Why are all those means and measures for satisfying needs - which despite emancipation are provided for free by many more women than men in the so-called private sphere - customarily defined as pre- or non-economic? An Essay about the unjust consequences of this omission.

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Annual Reports

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Annual Report 2019

Annual Report

Our foundation fights for democracy and human rights, argues for the social-ecological change, pleads for a solidary Europe and an equal social participation of all citizens. In our Annual Report 2019, we report on our work at home and abroad.

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

In 2018, our priorities included climate justice, energy and mobility transitions, responsible resource policies, the strengthening of democracy and human rights, and the protection of minorities. Our Annual Report provides information on our multifaceted work in Germany and abroad.