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 Mediterranean Reset: Geopolitics in a New Age'. The geopolitics of the Mediterranean region has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century, partly as a result of local state dynamics and partly as a product of transformational changes at the international and broader regional levels. This volume sheds light on key actors’ foreign policy and geopolitical considerations. Click here to see 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.

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...

Hurricanes Make the Need to Dismantle Colonial Economics in the Caribbean Increasingly Urgent Nikolaos Karagiannis and C.J. Polychroniou - 16 Oct 2017

In the wake of recent events, Nikolaos Karagiannis and C.J. Polychroniou explore what can be done to build the Caribbean’s future...

Russia’s Strategic Narrative helps neither Russia nor the West Ben O’Loughlin – with Alister Miskimmon - 16 Oct 2017

This is the first post in Ben’s new series on 'strategic narratives' - the stories policymakers tell to build legitimacy for...

Trade and Migration: Substitutes or Complements? Branko Milanovic - 13 Oct 2017

Branko Milanovic explores the ideal of a world “without injustice of birth”. A friend sent me this interesting but...

I and many other observers see the world changing dramatically around us - from technology, from geopolitics, from economic and financial turbulence, from the rise of the rest. We figure the best global thinking needs to be joined up across fields. Yet others might still disagree on both hypotheses. Regardless, Global Policy is the right journal for our times, and what will emerge from its pages will inform debate of global significance.

Danny Quah