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

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.

Britain’s referendum on the European Union resulted in a decision to leave. For some, this represents but one episode in a growing disillusionment with globalisation, whilst for others Britain has wisely decided to leave a supranational institution that is no longer fit for purpose. Wherever you stand, keep abreast of GP’s analyses of unfolding events here.

Book Review: Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan Reviewed by Andy Tattersall - 27 Jul 2016

Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan. London, UK, SAGE Publishing, 2016. 208pp. 144629868X. While social media is an increasingly...

Book Review: Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peacekeeping Operations Reviewed by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk - 27 Jul 2016

Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peacekeeping Operations by John Karlsrud. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016. 172...

Regulatory Harmonization in International Trade: A Categorical or Conditional Imperative? Michael Faubert and Amy Wood - 26 Jul 2016

Michael Faubert and Amy Wood explore the theoretical and normative assumptions embedded within the harmonization imperative in trade...

What are the Implications of Systems Thinking for the Way we Design Research? Duncan Green - 26 Jul 2016

Duncan Green explores how systems thinking means activists should be rethinking their roles and applying them to the way NGOs (and others)...

Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian Communications Amy Rhoades - 25 Jul 2016

An arc of instability from Afghanistan through the Middle East to West Africa is leading to unprecedented displacement and forced migration...

Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky - Climate Change and the Global Economy Marcus Rolle - 25 Jul 2016

In this exclusive interview for Global Policy Journal, Graciela Chichilnisky discusses the impact of climate change on the global economy...


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