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.

World Bank: Dangerous Rollback in Environmental, Social Protections Human Rights Watch - 03 Sep 2015

The World Bank has recently released new draft safeguard policies that will weaken protections for affected communities and the environment...

The U.S. Congress Should Strengthen, Not Kill the Iran Deal Cornelius Adebahr - 03 Sep 2015

Cornelius Adebahr argues that America must use its international support to ensure any deal with Iran is rigorously implemented. Good...

Human Rights and Health? The Long Road to the Mainstream Josh Busby - 02 Sep 2015

Does framing health and access to medicine in rights-based rhetoric help or hinder the overall rights movement? Josh Busby argues that this...

An Aging UN in 2015. But How About a New UN in 2020? Tad Daley - 02 Sep 2015

Ted Daley examines the new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance which suggests that the 75th anniversary...

What’s the Point of International Development Think Tanks? Edward Hedger and Marta Foresti - 01 Sep 2015

It is important not to take institutions for granted. So how can we shape international development think thanks so as to be ameliorated...

5 Trends that Explain why Civil Society Space is under Assault around the World Ross Clarke and Araddhya Mehtta - 01 Sep 2015

In the 1980s and 90s civil society, and civil society organizations (CSOs) came to be seen as key players in development; aid donors and...


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