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
This free to access special issue of Global Policy explores the question of when and why societies are unable to handle systemic risks such as climate change and pandemics, and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and asteroids.
Special Issue: Too Big to Handle - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Questio

Co-directed by Gregory Chin and Carla Freeman, the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) project brings together leading scholars to react to recent key shifts in the global economic landscape, and to profile new research on global policy, global governance, global public goods provision, and global risk management. Please click here for an introductory commentary.

2 PhD studentships in 'Wind Farm Operational and Maintenance Data' funded through DONG Energy. These two linked PhD projects will develop novel data mining methods to maximise the information gathered from wind turbines’ sensor arrays. These PhD studentships are available to Home and EU students. Please click here for more details.

Why the World Bank needs to ask Jim Kim some tough questions in his Job Interview Nadia Daar - 23 Sep 2016

Nadia Daar argues that Jim Kim’s upcoming interview for the position of World Bank President should be an opportunity rather than...

My Child is an Anarchist, a Feminist, a Communist Veronica Barassi - 22 Sep 2016

Veronica Barassi explores digital parenthood and the everyday construction of children’s digital profiles. She argues that...

Interview – Tine de Moor Interviewed by Tom Cassauwers - 22 Sep 2016

Tine De Moor is an historian whose research focuses on the commons and what she calls ‘Institutions for Collective Action’. Her...

We should Remember HG Wells for his Social Predictions, Not Just his Scientific Ones Simon John James - 21 Sep 2016

Simon John James argues that the political Wells still might have something to teach us. No writer is more renowned for his ability to...

Plato to NATO: The Case of Our Strange Myopia Hakan Altinay - 21 Sep 2016

Drawing on growing evidence of our cooperative natures, Hakan Altinay argues that the Plato-to-NATO meta-narrative common to Western social...

Facebook has become a public service. It needs to start acting like one. Mayank Banerjee and Felix Light - 20 Sep 2016

Facebook has created an echo chamber by only showing its users what they want to see, which means political polarisation, hyper-...


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