Edited by David Held and Robert Schütze, this special issue of Global Policy brings together a group of scholars to discuss and assess the extent to which democracy can crystallise beyond the nation state, and whether such developments are, in principle, desirable.
Special Issue: Democracy Beyond Border
Global Policy’s September 2017 issue contains, among others, research articles on the BRICS’ new development bank, the G20 and climate change, the human right to health, and digital diplomacy. It has a special section on ‘Policy Instruments for Innovation, Investment and Global Trade’
Vol 8, Issue 3, September 2017


New free GP e-book out now: The Future of the Middle East edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. It brings together representatives from various opposition Islamist movements - potential leaders of the Arab world tomorrow - and Western experts to offer their views on where they think the Middle East is heading and what Western policy should be. Click here for more.

This Special Section on policy instruments for innovation, investment and global trade presents several approaches to fostering economic growth. It deals with instruments such as guarantees and loans for trade finance as well as export credits. It also sheds light on foreign direct investment strategies. For more, click here.

Revolution, Again, At the End of the World Brian Stoddart - 23 Oct 2017

Brian Stoddart explores New Zealand's recent elections. A tiny outpost slightly north of Antarctica, New Zealand is long renowned as a...

Beyond Gridlock in World Politics Thomas Hale and David Held - 19 Oct 2017

Deepening interdependence, due in part to the success of the postwar order, has created structural gridlock in world politics and...

Book Review - The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity Reviewed by George Maier - 18 Oct 2017

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity. Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe (eds). Columbia University...

13th Five-year Plan on International Capacity Cooperation—China Exports the Project System Tristan Kenderdine - 17 Oct 2017

Expected for over a year, China’s 13th Five-year Plan on International Capacity Cooperation is not forthcoming. When finally...

Barcelona/EU: Dysfunctional Multilevel Governance Angel Saz-Carranza - 17 Oct 2017

The Catalan crisis has caught Europe by surprise. Some in Madrid may also have been unprepared. Yet most Catalans – regardless of...

Does Europe have its Swagger Back? How Europe can Chart a Liberal Path for the World Mark Nance - 17 Oct 2017

Mark Nance argues that Europe can be an effective champion of a liberal world order, but only if it  ensures that European integration...

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