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About Petra Gümplová

Petra Gümplová holds a PhD in sociology from The New School for Social Research, New York, USA. She works as a researcher at Max Weber Kolleg at the University of Erfurt, Germany. Her Research is focused on international law, global justice, state sovereignty, natural resources and territorial rights.

Articles by Petra Gümplová

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The tragedy of Cologne and its aftermath – the depletion of civility

This is a vicious circle of harassment, animosity, and aggressive and uncivilized behavior that seriously undermines the resource which is crucial for successful integration.

Let’s not make Paris the French 9/11

It will only exacerbate the causes of terrorist attacks, diminish society’s capacity to cope rationally with risks, and permanently damage freedom, democracy, and international law.

The refugee crisis facing fortress Europe

The ‘humanitarianism’ of military control, detention, and deportation, will not solve the refugee crisis facing Europe. Substantial changes in thought and practice are desperately needed.

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