This free to access special issue of Global Policy explores the question of when and why societies are unable to handle systemic risks such as climate change and pandemics, and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and asteroids.
Special Issue: Too Big to Handle - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Questio
Global Policy’s May 2016 issue contains, among others, research articles on ethics in warzones, human security, peace agreements, military expenditure and democracy promotion in fragile states. It has a special section on ‘Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice’, edited by Catherine Turner.
Global Policy Vol 7, Issue 2, May 2016

In the first of a new periodic feature, Global Policy Board Member Robert Falkner highlights David Shambaugh’s ‘China’s Future?’, calling it ‘an excellent guide to the options that the Chinese leadership faces, even if the current drift into deeper authoritarianism seems unavoidable’.

The Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. They will be posting blogs, opinion pieces and policy briefings on Global Policy in 'realtime' from the summit. Please see here to stay abreast.

Whose morality? Johann Hari on the future of the ‘war on drugs’ Johann Hari and Benjamin Ramm - 22 Aug 2016

Johann Hari and Benjamin Ramm in conversation for OpenDemocracy's series on 'The Human Cost of Global Drug Policy'. Benjamin...

COP21 and the Paris Agreement: Change and Status Quo Ayse Kaya and Anita Desai - 22 Aug 2016

This essay examines the latest inter-state negotiations on climate change at COP-21 and argues that the Paris Agreement should be seen as...

Rio Reaction: Sport, Money and Policy in a Globalised World Brian Stoddart - 22 Aug 2016

In light of the Olympics, Brian Stoddart explores the arguments for state funding of athletes. As International Olympic Committee...

How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics Caroline Holmqvist and Tom Lundborg - 19 Aug 2016

This is an excerpt from Time, Temporality and Global Politics – an E-IR Edited Collection. Available now on Amazon (UK, USA, Ca, Ger...

Book Review: The Closing of the Net Reviewed by Courteney J. O’Connor - 18 Aug 2016

The Closing of the Net by Monica Horten. Polity Press. 2016. 1509506896 In The Closing of the Net, Monica Horten confronts the issue of how...

Can Justin Trudeau Strike Canada’s Balancing Act? Andrew Tanabe - 18 Aug 2016

Pledging a new commitment to climate action, the liberal government of Justin Trudeau will have to reconcile these initiatives with the...


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