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Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Family Changes in China and Comparative Research of Family Policies

Jin Yihong, Catrina Schläger (eds.); Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Shanghai, June 2014

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Family structures in China are undergoing constant change, influenced by a host of factors, such as cultural traditions, religious, education, economic and technological progress, as well as (socio-) political values. This book reflects on these profound changes and delivers international experiences and comparison from Europe, the USA and the East Asian region.

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Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Collective Wages Bargaining Mechanism in Germany

Author: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Däubler; FES Beijing, April 2014

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The German system of labour relations is one reason for this country’s successful economic performance. Thus, it could be a source of ideas of the evolution for Chinese industrial relations. Therefore, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung asked the renowned expert on German labour law, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Däubler to summarize the German experiences with collective bargaining for a Chinese audience.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

China as a Permanent Member of the UNSC

Xue Lei; FES Berlin, April 2014

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China is often perceived as a permanent member of the UN Security Council only for prominent individual decisions: Abstention in Libya, Veto in Syria. But at a closer glance, China's stance has experienced gradual but serious changes in the past few decades.

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Publication: Society and Politics

Modern political party management: What can be learned from international practices?

Catrina Schläger and Judith Christ (eds.); Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Shanghai, February 2014

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How do political parties react to social changes? How and to what extent can party members be included in intra-party decision-making? In what way do parties deal with internal conflicts? These and many other questions related to political party management are tackled in this book by experts from nine countries.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

The Economy of Tomorrow – A case study for China

Quan Heng, Wu Libo, Xu Mingqi and Yin Xingmin; FES Shanghai, November 2013

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This country study is a part of FES-Asia's "Economy of Tomorrow" project: Since the policy of reform and opening-up has been implemented, China's economy experienced unprecedented success and long periods of double-digit GDP growth rates. The negative consequences of this economic success such as a devastated environment highlight the need for China to move to a more sustainable growth model.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Towards a Framework of Universal Sustainability Goals as Part of a Post-2015 Agenda – Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives

FES Berlin, May 2013; FES Shanghai November 2013

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As contribution to the current debate on a post-2015 development agenda and its consolidation with the UN sustainability agenda, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives proposes a political framework for global sustainability goals.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Updating EU's Energy and Climate Policy – New Targets for the Post-2020 Period

Severin Fischer, Oliver Geden; FES Berlin, October 2013; FES Shanghai October 2013

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Even if the outcome by the year 2012 remains ambivalent, the EU's integrated energy and climate policy as well as its quantitative targets for 2020 proved the Union's ability to act. A serious discussion of the energy and climate strategy for the post-2020 period will begin in 2014 at the latest.

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Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Understanding Multiple Discrimination against Labour Migrants in Asia

Sohoon Lee and Nicola Piper; FES Berlin, June 2013; FES Shanghai, August 2013

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The paper refers to the multiplicity of discriminatory mechanisms that face female labour migrants in Asia.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Green jobs in Asia – achievements, strategies and potentials

Rainer Quitzow, Wu, Libo; Klaus Jacob; FES Berlin, July 2013

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Overview of development trends and environmental performance as well as policy strategies to promote green growth in seven Asian countries — China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

BRICS in Global Governance - A Progressive and Cooperative Force?

Niu Haibin; FES Berlin, September 2013; FES Shanghai July 2013

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The acronym BRICS stands for the five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This paper analyses their growing influence on the international decision making process.

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