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Inequality and redistribution behavior in a give-or-take game

April 2018

Why has economic inequality risen dramatically over the past few decades even in democracies where individuals could vote for more redistribution?

The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts)

February 2018

In the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, it seemed there was no place for German in Israel and no trace of Hebrew in Germany — the two languages and their cultures appeared as divergent as...

Beyond Reason: Wagner Contra Nietzsche

November 2016

Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen,...

Edgar Salin and Social Theory in the Circle around Stefan George.

October 2016

Trying to extract political messages from poetry when political statements are not immediately self-evident can lead one quickly to speculative and even contradictory results.

Mythographer of Paradoxes: How Friedrich Kittler’s Legacy Matters

June 2016

Friedrich Kittler’s farewell words of 15 July 2011, delivered at the original building of the Institute for Cultural History and Theory at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he had taught...

The Ob-Scene of the Total Work of Art: Frank Wedekind, Richard Strauss, and the Spectacle of Dance

April 2016

Although it is probably apocryphal, the etymology deriving obscene from the Latin ob and scena has proved to be enduring because it gets at something in the phenomenon itself.

Atlantik, Pazifik: die imaginäre ErschlieBung der Ozeane im Zeitalter der Segelschifffarht

June 2015

"Atlantik, Pazifik: die imaginäre ErschlieBung der Ozeane im Zeitalter der Segelschifffarht" is chapter 32 of the book Handbuch Literatur & Raum, edited by Jörg Dünne and Andreas Mahler and...

German Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention

December 2014

Historical accounts suggest that Jewish émigrés from Nazi Germany revolutionized U.S. science.

Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

February 2014

Winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize from the American Historical AssociationWinner of the Fraenkel in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library, LondonWinner of the Keller-Sierra Prize from the...

Kurz hinter der Wahrheit und dicht neben der Lüge: Zum Werk Barbara Honigmanns

December 2013

A book of essays on Barbara Honigmann, one of the most important German writers of our time.

Mass Support for Global Climate Agreements Depends on Institutional Design

July 2013

Effective climate mitigation requires international cooperation, and these global efforts need broad public support to be sustainable over the long run.

Still Songs: Music In and Around the Poetry of Paul Celan

December 2012

What does it mean for poetry and music to turn to each other, in the shadow of the Holocaust, as a means of aesthetic self-reflection?

Mythology and Politics in the U.S. Presidential Race 2012.

December 2012

Please note this article is written in German.

After Obama's Victory at the U.S. Presidential Elections 2012: What Are the Perspectives? An Analysis from a European View

November 2012

Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

May 2012

Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Eshel traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature.

Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism & Romanticism

March 2012

“What a strange invention marriage is!” wrote Kierkegaard.

The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

March 2012

Abstract The brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 provoked vigorous international reactions among the European states as consequence of the sudden shift in the strategic balance....

The USA in the Presidential Election year 2012: A Divided Society?

February 2012

To read this article (in German), please visit the Berliner Debatte Initial website.  

Deutschland muss in der Biotechnologie aufholen

January 2012

Herausforderungen der Gegenwart an den Hochschulbereich

December 2011

Patterns and Determinants of Price Changes: Analysing Individual Consumer Prices in Austria

May 2011

Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Economic Crisis

February 2011

For over 2,000 years, banks have served to facilitate the exchange of money and to provide a variety of economic and financial services.

Reflections on the Exceptional Treatment of Agriculture in the WTO

December 2010

Paradigmenwandel. Was sind, und wie wirken kulturelle Grundüberzeugungen in der Gegenwart?

December 2010


Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Portrait of Takeo Hoshi Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Thomas Glauben Affiliate
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Elaine Korzak Affiliate
Wolfram Schlenker Visiting Scholar
Laura Jakli CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19