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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Beyond The Boat People: Europe’s Moral Duties To Refugees
Paul Collier
Beyond The Boat People: Europe’s Moral Duties To Refugees 22nd April 2016

Paul Collier on the blance between morality and policy needed to address Europe's refugee crisis. Part of the world...

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The Natural Selection of Ideas: Four Prerequisites
Nayef Al-Rodhan
The Natural Selection of Ideas: Prerequisites and Implications for Politics, Philosophy and History 4th May 2016

Why do certain ideas and political paradigms endure while others become obsolete or are rejected? This question has...

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Michael Jacobs
Smart Threats and Success in WTO Dispute Settlement: The Bush Steel Tariffs 3rd May 2016

Settling trade disputes within the WTO is a process that contains aspects of legalism, power politics, and domestic...

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Helen McCarthy
Political History in the Digital Age: The Challenges of Archiving and Analysing Born Digital Sources 3rd May 2016

The vast bulk of source material for historical research is still paper-based. But this is bound to change. Dr...

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Towards a Sustainable and Fair System for Processing Asylum Claims in the Europe
Solon Ardittis
Towards a Sustainable and Fair System for Processing Asylum Claims in the European Union? 29th April 2016

Solon Ardittis examines the merits and feasibility of the new proposals tabled by the European Commission earlier this...

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The Paris Agreement: When is a Treaty not a Treaty?
Josh Busby
The Paris Agreement: When is a Treaty not a Treaty? 26th April 2016

Josh Busby explores what the Treaty, if that’s what it is, means in light of US domestic politics. The 22nd...

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The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass
Pablo Castillo Diaz
The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass 21st April 2016

Pablo Castillo Diaz explores the United Nation's portrayal in popular culture. Conduct the following exercise:...

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Alain Pellet
How do International Organisations support better Rules for Globalisation? 20th April 2016

This keynote speech from Alan Pellet was given at the first session of the third OECD meeting of International...

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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 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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Book Review: Global Inequality - A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
Reviewed by Duncan Green
Book Review: Global Inequality - A New Approach for the Age of Globalization 21st April 2016

Duncan Green reviews Branko Milanovic's 'Global Inequality A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Global...

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Documentary Reveiw: El Poeta
Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Documentary Reveiw: El Poeta 14th April 2016

El Poeta, directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, Loteria Films, 2015. 55 minutes, distributed by Bull...

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