There is agreement across the various contributions to this Global Policy special issue, guest edited by Helmut K. Anheier, that the state of democratic systems has deteriorated – not only in Europe but also in the United States.
Special Issue: Changing the European Debate: A Rollback of Democracy
Global Policy’s May 2015 edition contains, among others, articles on measuring the post-2015 development agenda, energy governance, climate change research, the EU, green shipping and holistic justice.
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2015

Global Policy is pleased to announce the release of a joint publication with the Observer Research Foundation: 'Promoting Democracy for a Better and Peaceful World: Regional, National and Local Perspectives'.

This edited volume describes various impediments to democracy at the regional, national and local level, and offers ideas for successfully promoting democracy for a peaceful world.

Global Policy is pleased to announce the release of an e-book with the Observer Research Foundation: 'Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications of the Framework Agreement', edited by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Arka Biswas.

In the wake of intense scrutiny from the international community, this volume consists of nine chapters that deal with various aspects of the Iranian nuclear agreement reached on 2 April 2015.

Law and Politics at the International Criminal Court Benson Chinedu Olugbo - 31 Aug 2015

The ICC should be above politics, but as Benson Chinedu Olugbo explains, some of the rules found in the Rome Statute make that difficult....

Aid should be seen as Foreign Public Investment, Not just Charity Jonathan Glennie and Andy Sumner - 31 Aug 2015

As new players from the emerging economies enter the aid arena, the thinking that underpins much development cooperation needs to change....

Dispatches: Tone Down the Scaremongering Over Migrants Bill Frelick - 26 Aug 2015

Picking up on recent comments over Calais and within the American presidential debate Bill Frelick argues that aggressive rhetoric directed...

HIV And AIDS: Language And The Blame Game Alice Welbourn - 26 Aug 2015

The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end....

Why Fighting Corruption Won’t End Poverty Ricardo Hausmann - 25 Aug 2015

Ricardo Hausmann argues that fighting corruption will not end poverty. Although it is important to tackle corruption all over the world,...

Dispatches: Smuggling? Trafficking? Does it Matter? Yes! Bill Frelick - 25 Aug 2015

When talking about migration, there is an important difference to be noted between smugglers and traffickers. The two are completely...


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