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 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.

Global Policy are pleased to present six post-summit analyses from the Global Leadership Initiative's team that were on the ground in Garmisch Partenkirchen.

In each case, the team members stress the need for tangible global leadership at these summits and provide analysis examining how this is being advanced or diminished with regards to women, health, Japan, sustainable development, climate change and Ukraine.

Climate change Poses an Existential Threat to Human Rights Stephen Humphreys - 31 Jul 2015

It’s obvious climate change is a human rights issue. Less obvious is that saying so doesn’t necessarily help much, and indeed...

Prohibiting Children from Working is a Bad Idea William Myers - 31 Jul 2015

Child labour is not intrinsically exploitative, and its prohibition is based more in western conceptions of childhood than research. Laws...

Who Has a Right to Belong? Simon Thompson - 31 Jul 2015

Simon Thompson explores the difficulty in establishing whose exact responsibility it is to take in 'stateless people'. Whilst the...

Who is a Refugee? Phil Cole - 30 Jul 2015

Phil Cole highlights the need to change the discourse on refugees and that we should stop treating them as a problem, as this poses...

With World at 'Edge of Abyss,' New Manifesto Urges Action on Nukes and Climate Deirdre Fulton - 30 Jul 2015

Updated Russell-Einstein Manifesto targets both 'the reckless acceleration of armaments and the criminal destruction of the ecosystem...

Small Worlds and the Clash of Civilizations: New data on the Dimensions of a Globalized World Stefanie Knoll and John Wihbey - 29 Jul 2015

Stefanie Knoll and John Wihbey report on a study investigating the evidence and prevalence of Samuel Huntington's 'Clash of...

I think that this initiative gives a fresh, helpful and innovative way of looking at the current global world. Bringing together the analysis of academics and the expertise of practitioners is needed today more than ever.

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