Global Policy’s November 2016 issue contains research articles on the Digital Revolution, the Green Economy, the BRICS, and China's place in global governance. It has a special section entitled ‘The Global Diffusion of Policies, Practices and Values: Democracies and Autocracies Compared’,
Vol 7, Issue 4, November 2016
Global Policy’s September 2016 issue contains research articles on Accountability, Global Extinction, the WTO Rules, and Preventive Action in World Politics. It has special sections on ‘Civil Society, Humanitarianism and Nuclear Weapons’, and on ‘Evaluation, International Organizations, and Global Policy’.
Vol 7, Issue 3, September 2016

Gregory T. Chin and Carla P. Freeman argue that the most influential scholarship in International Relations, International Organization and International Political Economy holds that “exogenous conditions” can be assumed to be stable and largely unchanging. Yet as this is increasingly tested, it is apparent that another perspective is required – one that can grapple seriously with both change and continuity.

The essays in this book were all written by David Held under the shadow of 9/11 and the calamitous wars fought afterwards. We are at a crossroads. One road points to authoritarianism, while another opens up a more hopeful cosmopolitan future. The path to authoritarianism could be created by the dangerous drift in the world order, and a search for decisive solutions from ‘strong man’ leaders. But, as the volume argues, there are alternatives.

Vulnerable Populations and the Duty to Exclude Luara Ferracioli - 09 Dec 2016

Is there a moral solution to the migration of skilled workers out of the developing world? Luara Ferracioli argues that harmful brain-drain...

Brexit and the Weaknesses of Referenda Claus Offe - 09 Dec 2016

Claus Offe on how direct democracy is being used to shape highly consequential policy choices.The battle cry of rightist populism is...

Political Bargaining in the Refugee Crisis Charlie Ensor - 08 Dec 2016

Over the last few years refugees have been increasingly used as political bargaining chips by European politicians keen to stem the flow of...

How the Internet of Things is Helping Fight Climate Change David Kirkpatrick and Diane Regas - 08 Dec 2016

The spread of a new technology could change radically our energy consumption patters. When Elon Musk announced his lower-priced Tesla 3...

Book Review: The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back Reviewed by Patrycja Długosz-Stroetges - 07 Dec 2016

The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back by Sue Lloyd-Roberts. London: Simon & Schuster UK 2016. 320 pp, £16.99...

Why the Way We Vote Matters for Fighting Poverty Alice Macdonald - 07 Dec 2016

Alice MacDonald discusses the benefits of electronic voting on the Sustainable Development Goals and Democracy. 2016 is a big year for...

I would like to commend you for taking this important initiative. The world badly needs innovative solutions, involving both the public and private sector, to a wide range of pressing global challenges. To that end, a journal that brings together the world of academics and practitioners is most welcome.

Javier Solana