Talking Trade: Expert Language and the Dehumanization of World Trade
Silke Trommer
Talking Trade: Expert Language and the Dehumanization of World Trade 29th June 2016

Silke Trommer explores how the way we talk about trade excludes its inherently human dimension. At the 2014 WTO Public...

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guns, gun violence, statistics, Orlando, weapons, insurance, economics
Karl T. Muth
Guns: An Empirical Perspective 28th June 2016

Karl T. Muth observes that while those injured and killed by guns may grab headlines, gun violence is not moving...

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Brexit of Champions? The World’s Last Empire has Left the Building
Martha Molfetas
Brexit of Champions? The World’s Last Empire has Left the Building 27th June 2016

Martha Molfetas suggests that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may just be the first of many coming...

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Letter to my British Friends
Cornelius Adebahr
Letter to my British Friends 27th June 2016

Like you, I’m devastated. Stunned. Heart-broken. Like you, I was hoping, pleading for a Remain vote – if...

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referendum, Brexit, remain, vote 2016, Britain, EU
Karl T. Muth
Brexit or Remain: It Matters Less Than You Think 8th June 2016

Karl Muth argues that both those voting to remain and those voting to ‘Brexit’ are likely to be...

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Expert knowledge Transitions and Trade in ‘Financial Services’
Brett Christophers
Expert knowledge Transitions and Trade in ‘Financial Services’ 31st May 2016

Brett Christophers explores the birth and normalization of trade in financial services. When the General Agreement on...

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 The Extreme Poor Gaining Control of Their Own Environment
Danny Quah
The Extreme Poor Gaining Control of Their Own Environment 10th May 2016

Danny Quah explores academic reactions to the rise of China. When Pope Francis addressed the UN on 25 September 2015...

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Income Distribution and the UK Referendum Result
Robert Wade
Income Distribution and the UK Referendum Result 29th June 2016

Robert Wade explores what the income distribution among voters in Britain’s recent referendum may mean for those...

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Anthony James
Phasing Out Fossil Fuels for Renewables May Not Be a Straightforward Swap 28th June 2016

Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change – but it might be harder than...

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Power in the Digital Age
Cathleen Berger
Power in the Digital Age 27th June 2016

Cathleen Berger explores how giant data-driven companies are challenging old ideas about power and accountability, and...

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REDD+ and the Peace Process: a cornerstone for a peaceful and sustainable future
Tom Bates
REDD+ and the Peace Process: A Cornerstone for a Peaceful and Sustainable Future? 27th June 2016

This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the...

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Britain Riding the Tectonic Plates
David Held
Britain Riding the Tectonic Plates 24th June 2016

GP’s General Editor David Held on the shifting plates underpinning Britain’s decision to leave the European...

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Eric Waweru
Oslo REDD+ Exchange: Bridging the Gap: Political and Institutional Challenges as an Opportunity 24th June 2016

This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the...

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“Forests are our lives, our survival, our dignity”: Can REDD+ Effectively Incorp
Anna Laing
“Forests are our lives, our survival, our dignity”: Can REDD+ Effectively Incorporate the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? 23rd June 2016

This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the...

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Sylvia Szabo, Sabu Padmadas, and Jane Falkingham
Urbanisation and Access to Improved Water Sources: Evidence from Least Developed Countries 13th January 2016

The pace of urbanisation in the 21st century has been phenomenal especially in lower middle and low income countries....

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Morena Skalamera
Energy Security in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis: Getting the Real Threats Right 23rd July 2015

Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, and especially since the Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis of 2006, Western policy makers...

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The United States and the Rule of Law in a Polycentric World
Ramesh Thakur
The United States and the Rule of Law in a Polycentric World 11th November 2014

In the Melian Dialogue, Thucydides writes that justice applies only to relations among equals and in dealings with...

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Book Reveiw: Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts
Reviewed by Anri van der Spuy
Book Review: Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts 22nd June 2016

Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts edited by Jens David Ohlin, Kevin Govern and Claire Finkelstein. Oxford...

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Reviewed by Karen E. Young
Book Review: The Gulf States in International Political Economy 8th June 2016

The Gulf States in International Political Economy by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. London and New York: Palgrave...

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Reviewed by Aaron McKeil
Book Review: Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself? 27th May 2016

Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself? by John Williams. Oxford: Oxford University Press...

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