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.

The Greek Crisis And Indian Prime Time Journalism Vivan Sharan - 06 Jul 2015

Vivan Sharan comments on the importance (or rather the lack thereof) of the Greek Crisis for India. The week that was will be forever...

How can we Take On the Power of the Few? Three Lessons from Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in Advancing a Society that Works for All Ben Phillips - 06 Jul 2015

The biggest threat to development today is the excessive power of the few. How can the rule by the elite be ended? Here are three lessons...

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health Tamar Ezer - 03 Jul 2015

In many parts of the world, inheritance law impedes women to inherit the property of their deceased husbands. This is an affront to...

Sustainable Cities depend on Empowered Citizens Paula Park - 03 Jul 2015

A new UN Report shows that if cities are to be developed and made more liveable and sustainable, its inhabitants should participate in its...

Climate Change and the Catholic Church Jeffrey Sachs - 02 Jul 2015

Jeffrey Sachs analyses the relationship between climate change and the Catholic Church. Should the church stick to morality only, or should...

The Sony Hack and the Law of War: Coming to a Theater near You Seth Oppenheim - 02 Jul 2015

Seth Oppenheim explores the application of the law of war to cyber conflicts and why efforts should be made to shape its future now. The...


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