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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Demand, Supply, and a Rational World Order
Danny Quah
An Economic Perspective on the International System: Demand, Supply, and a Rational World Order 4th May 2016

Danny Quah brings an economic perspective to the international system, and asks us to examine the demand for a world...

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A Tale of Two Trips, or: Why there’s still No Common Transatlantic Approach to t
Cornelius Adebahr
A Tale of Two Trips, or: Why there’s still No Common Transatlantic Approach to the Middle East 29th April 2016

In the wake of evolving crises, Cornelius Adebahr explores the ever present gulf in European and American approaches to...

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Southern Trade Intellectuals in Expert Knowledge Creation
James Scott
Southern Trade Intellectuals in Expert Knowledge Creation 27th April 2016

James Scott explores how a new form of trade specialist—experts from the Global South—is influencing global...

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The World’s Tightest Cluster of People
Danny Quah
The World’s Tightest Cluster of People 26th April 2016

In 2013 Ken Myers guessed and verified that his Valeriepieris circle – a circular region on a 2-dimensional map,...

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China’s Collapse. Any Day Now
Danny Quah
China’s Collapse. Any Day Now 25th April 2016

Danny Quah what’s behind the headlines announcing China’s imminent downfall. (This post expands on “...

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Danny Quah
Why is AIIB Interesting in Fukuyama’s War of Models? 22nd April 2016

In light of the 'China model' Danny Quah revisits Fukuyama's famous proclamation on paths to development....

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Aramide Odutayo
The Global Refugee Crisis: Past, Present, and Future 30th May 2016

Aramide Odutayo argues that history matters when studying the present migration crisis. Does history matter when...

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Donald Trump and North Korea: Naïve or Nixon 2.0?
Alastair Newton
Donald Trump and North Korea: Naïve or Nixon 2.0? 30th May 2016

“Mr Obama put North Korea on the back burner. Whoever becomes America’s next president will not have that...

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G7 Team
Obama Goes to Hiroshima: The Pros and Cons of Lame Duck Presidents 27th May 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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NGOs at the G7 Japan: Keep your friends close and your NGOs… well, further away
G7 Team
NGOs at the G7 Japan: Keep your friends close and your NGOs… well, further away 27th May 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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G7 Team
GLI at the G7 - Abe’s efforts to win over the World’s Media 26th May 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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Advertising Opportunities Now Available at G7 Summits.
G7 Team
GLI at the G7 - Advertising Opportunities Now Available at G7 Summits 26th May 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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GLI at the G7 - Do you love Sake?: Cultural Promotion and G7 Politics
G7 Team
GLI at the G7 - Do you love Sake?: Cultural Promotion and G7 Politics 26th May 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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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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Book Reveiw: The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty?
Reviewed by Francisco Javier Gil Martín
Book Review: The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty? 11th May 2016

The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty? by Anthoula Malkopoulou. New York / London: Routledge...

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Book Review: Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities
Reviewed by Patrycja Długosz
Book Review: Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities 25th April 2016

Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities by Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman. Cambridge, MA: MIT...

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