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.

SDGs need to Align with Global Policies for Biodiversity Philip McGowan - 03 Aug 2015

Goal 15 requires the protection of the terrestrial environment by stopping the deterioration of biodiversity, using resources wisely and...

Enron, Madoff, and U Visas Karl T. Muth - 03 Aug 2015

Karl Muth explores the world of ‘U visas’ and argues they could have a wider application than many think. There is a special...

Greening Human Rights John Knox - 03 Aug 2015

International environmental law has developed, for the most part, along a different track than human rights law. However, John Knox argues...

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...


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