What are human rights? How did they develop?
How can they help me? Who is responsible for their monitoring?
Why do we need children's rights? What does apartheid mean?
What does Amnesty International do?
Information on the following important human examples past and present:
Martin Luther King Jr.,
Betty Williams and
Mairead Corrigan, Yitzhak Rabin, Mother Theresa -
quotes, speeches and texts from and about these shining examples.
What does democracy
actually mean? How did it develop?
What shape and forms does democracy take? When is a state democratic?
What is the job of the opposition? What makes up a constitutional state?
What problems are faced by a democratic state?
Who was John Locke?
Political Parties: What is a party?
What type of parties exist? What functions do parties perform?
What are the characteristics of a party system?
Why are US parties weak and British parties strong?
What are the problems faced by party-political democracies?
completely revised and
updated version: What is the European
Union? History of European integration;
institutions in the EU multi-level system;
challenges: enlargement and reform.
Nations: What are the tasks and aims of the United Nations? How did
the United Nations develop? How is the United Nations structured? What does
the United Nations System look like? Which problems is the United Nations
What is globalisation?
What are dimensions and causes of globalisation? Resulting problems and
solution strategies (global governance).
Sustainability: What does sustainability mean? How do I act
sustainably? How does a Local Agenda 21 function? How can we protect the
climate? What problems are encountered on the road to sustainable development?