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Hans Dembowski

Hans Dembowski

is editor-in-chief of D+C/E+Z.

All articles of Hans Dembowski

Our View

Why the unconvincing BRICS+ alliance looks so formidable

Because governments of – and people in – developing countries have lost faith in the G7, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa plus some newcomers can claim to speak for the so-called “Global South”

Russia and China

BRICS-members are not coordinating their West-Africa strategies

Ghanaian scholar assesses Russia’s role in ECOWAS and speaks of new scramble for Africa

Historical responsibility

Misguided fight against antisemitism

For good reason, it is considered antisemitism to assess Israel in a more critical light than other states. However, philosemitism – a prejudiced endorsement of anything Jewish – is not helpful in fighting antisemitism.

Political discourse

Why the term “antisemitism” must be used with great caution

A new German primer elaborates how antisemitism has changed in history and how it keeps changing

Global governance

International community lacks a coherent idea of aid

Development cooperation is better than the conventional wisdom admits

Global sustainability

The reasons why global environmental policymaking has failed so far

A German sociologist’s systems theory highlights limits of global governance


Two peoples’ experience of displacement

The greatest problem in the Israel-Palestine conflict is that both sides have reason to believe the other one wants to destroy them.

Our View

Why ODA is better than its reputation in donor countries

Official development assistance has helped countries to prosper, and it increasingly serves global public goods.

Global governance

In world affairs, “person of colour” is a misleading term

The focus on racialised ideas of identities helps to hide problematic power dynamics in international relations

Identity politics

Why the acronym BIPoC is less useful than it seems

A term that can help to assess social dynamics in the USA is not useful in large parts of Africa and Asia

Our Contributors


Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.