This Global Policy Special Issue on public and private protections of labor and social standards in the global economy, edited by Luc Fransen and Brian Burgoon, explores whether public and private regulations of such standards develop in harmony or tension with one another.
Special Issue: Public and Private Labor Standards Policy in the Global Economy
Global Policy’s May 2017 issue contains research articles on AI development, tax and multinational companies, the global economy, and planning in intergovernmental organizations. It has a special section on ‘Sustainability in Oceans Governance: The High Stakes of Blue Growth’.
Vol 8, Issue 2, May 2017

This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University's Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS) initiative. Catch up with all their blogs and papers here.


Catch up with the serialisation of Global Policy’s next e-book, ‘The Future of the Middle East’. Produced in collaboration with the Arab Digest and guest edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton, it examines the breakdown of the region’s old order and what may come next. Click here to read the free chapters.

Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation C.J. Polychroniou - 26 Jun 2017

Since the late 1970s, the world's economy and dominant nations have been marching to the tune of (neoliberal) globalization, whose...

Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo - 26 Jun 2017

Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America by Sarah Zukerman Daly. New York: Cambridge University...

After Svalbard: Why Safety of World Seed Vaults is Crucial to Future Food Security Stuart Thompson - 22 Jun 2017

Stuart Thompson explores how we should safeguard seeds in the face of climate change. There is a fearful irony to recent news of flooding...

What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization Stefan Hall - 21 Jun 2017

What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization. On 4 June 2002, the national football team of the People’s...

What can Activists do in a Political Downturn? Duncan Green - 21 Jun 2017

Duncan Green explores what activists can do in tough times. The recent discussions with the International Budget Partnership also got me...

Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision Ashur Shamis - 20 Jun 2017

In a personal contribution, Ashur Shamis calls for a dialogue between the West and the Muslim world. This is a chapter from the e-book...

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