Author - Katherine Wall

Katherine Wall

Kat Wall is a recent graduate from the University of Oxford where she studied History and Politics. During her degree she took a particular interest in international relations and global justice. She now works as the journal manager for Global Policy. As an undergraduate and citizen of Oxford, Kat was involved in a range of local projects from gender equality initiatives to environmental campaigns and local government. On graduating, Kat was elected Vice President for Women of the Student Union in Oxford where she undertook extensive research and practical work concerned with rectifying the gender imbalances that are still very much part of modern society.

She has worked as a researcher for the liberal think tank Centre Forum on issues including immigration, financial regulation and globalisation. As an independent writer she is also working on a series of articles concerning human organisation: how humans have organised themselves historically and, given the challenges we face in the 21st century, the merits and demerits of the nation-state as vehicle for human development. A keen traveller, Kat has developed a love of exploring cultures and societies, particularly those she encountered backpacking across Russia in 2010.


Posts Archive:

Book Review - ‘Framing the EU Global Strategy’

Bored during the Christmas Break? Get Creative with Science

Book Review - Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order

Film Review: The Spider’s Web – Britain’s Second Empire

Curbing Radical Nationalism the Finnish Way

Outline of a Peace Treaty



Why do we Tell Stories? Hunter-gatherers shed light on the Evolutionary Roots of

Religion is Not what it Used to be. Consumerism, Neoliberalism, and the Global R

Six Reasons why Protest is so Important for Democracy

Q+A: What’s Going on with Brexit and the Irish Border?

Adam Smith: Is Democracy Always Better for the Poor?

Just and Unjust Coups d’état? Zimbabwe and the Ethics of Military Takeover

Doughnut Economics: Towards an Economic Makeover

To Uber or not to Uber? That is Your Question

The Economic effects of Restricting Immigration – Lessons from US History1

The Closing Space of Democracy

Book Review - Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade: Int

When will Greece’s Refugee Emergency descend the EU Policy Agenda?

Treat North Korea Like China

Emergency Sexwork: Should NGOs recognize Transactional Sex as Livelihood Strateg

Is there a New Washington Consensus? An Analysis of Five World Development Repor

New Business: The Private Sector as a New Global Development Player

After Brexit and Catalonia, what will become of the EU?

China's River-Based Inland Civil Nuclear Policy to Lead Developing Economy Energ


Confirmed: The Poor have Borne the Cost of Tax and Welfare Reforms

Capitalism is Losing Support. It is Time for a New Deal


Women Mediating Peace Talks: A Long Road to Parity

Let’s talk about Neo-Colonialism in Africa

The Age of Personalized Diplomacy

Subnational Climate Finance: Filling the Gap

Green Finance? Why Global Banks are Pledging Billions to Fight Climate Change

Democracy is Dead: Long Live Democracy!

European Worries about Isolationist Trends

Dining Alone…in a Hyper-Competitive World

The World is in Economic, Political and Environmental Gridlock – Here’s Why

How to Avoid War and Conflict – with a little Help from Social Psychology

Life in 2030: These are the 4 Things Experts Can't Predict

Is Truth a Political Luxury?

We Need to Talk About Europe

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free

Foundations 20 (F20): Non-Governmental Actors in Global Governance

Bailout, Bail-in and Incentives

40.3 Million Slaves: Challenging the Hypocrisy of Modern Slavery Statistics

Can Mass Mobilization wars Increase Income Inequality?

What Young Britons Really think about Brexit and their Prospects Outside the EU

Humans and Artificial Intelligence: Rivalry or Romance?

COP23: Time to Listen to Severely Threatened Islands

Book Review - Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War

The Failed Dream of a Russian Revolution

Imagining Our Way Beyond Neoliberalism: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert



Never Forget Politics

The EU isn’t Protectionist – it’s One of the Most Open Economies in the World

Xi Jinping sets out Plans to make China Great Again

Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

Beyond Gridlock in World Politics

Book Review - The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Pik

13th Five-year Plan on International Capacity Cooperation—China Exports the Proj

Barcelona/EU: Dysfunctional Multilevel Governance

Does Europe have its Swagger Back? How Europe can Chart a Liberal Path for the W

Hurricanes Make the Need to Dismantle Colonial Economics in the Caribbean Increa

Trade and Migration: Substitutes or Complements?

We still have time to Save Democracy. Here’s How

Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets

We Need to Talk about International Relations

Could we Build a Blade Runner-style ‘Replicant’?

India can bring Prosperity and Social Justice to a Fifth of the World

The Perverse Seductiveness of Fernando Pessoa


Oil Conflict and Kurdish Independence

Digital Diplomacy as a Tool for Contesting Reality


Global Politics at a Crossroads

The Future of Europe and the New World Disorder: An Interview With Political Eco

Dementia is set to become a $2 Trillion Global Crisis. Here's Why

Can Democracy alone deliver Prosperity and Stability?

Book Review - Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe

A Responsibility to Prepare: Governing in an Age of Unprecedented Risks and Unpr

Kurdistan’s Referendum: Why Turnout Matters

Greece and Economic Recovery: Fake News in Action

Theresa May in Florence: what advice would Machiavelli have for Brexit?

Halting Climate Disruption Requires Pragmatic Strategies under the Paris Treaty

Book Review - Digital, Political, Radical

Clickbait and Impact: How Academia has been Hacked

How I Lost My Past

Humanizing Technology

If Women Ruled the World, Would it be so Different? From Differentialism to a Fo

How ‘Chollywood’ blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 echoes changes in China’s foreign p

Transformative Research: is it the way forward for Africa?

Education is Key to our Refugee Crisis Response. Here's Why

Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often?

An Arab Perspective on Channel 4’s "The State"

Weathering Catastrophic Storms: the Science and Philosophy of Hurricane Predicti

Is Trump the New Multicultural Internationalist?

How China became a Market Economy--Review of Julian Gewirtz’s “Unlikely Partners

Will Brexit Destroy the UK's Economy? An Interview With Malcolm Sawyer

Is EU Regulation Really so Bad for the UK?


Europe’s Migration Predicament - Outlook: An Insecure Perspective

5 Things we Learned from one of the World’s Biggest Surveys of Young People

Book Review - The Law of Deliberative Democracy

Why People believe in Conspiracy Theories – and How to Change their Minds

Political Instrumentalizations of Europe’s Migration Crisis and New Alliances in

Show me the Money: The Fight for Funding and Accountability for Women’s Rights

The Migration Question: A Highly Politicized Issue threatening to Split the Euro

Book Review - A review of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Europe’s Migration Predicament: The Refugees and Migrants Relocation Scheme as p

How the Humble Potato fuelled the Rise of Liberal Capitalism

The Participation Gap: Is Citizen Participation Actually Good for Democracy?

Why Explaining Internal Strife in the United States through “Russian influence”

America's Selfie in the Age of Trump

Book Review - Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victim

Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives, Political Prac

Critical Voices in Critical Times: The Partition of India – Lessons Learned, an

Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Ma

English Language and American Solipsism

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

Mothers, Bombs, and a whole lot of Gender Clichés

Someone’s made a Podcast about the Economics of Game of Thrones

Hyper-Political Anti-Politics

The EU and the US: A Relationship in Motion

Book Review - The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions

The G20’s Misguided Globalism


The Politics of Feelings

Multi-party Kleptocracies rather than Illiberal Democracies

Is Capitalism in Crisis? Latest Trends of a System Run Amok

Europe’s Legitimacy Crisis isn’t just about Identity, it’s about Institutions

China’s Geoeconomic Strategy and Industrial Transfer in the Middle East

The Tragedy of Human Agency: the Uncertainty of Evolution

"The revolution will not be NGO-ised": Four Lessons from African Feminist Organi

Can Innovators be Peacebuilders? A Peace Innovation Action Plan

How should Public Policy Schools Respond to the Rise of Populism?

Warning: Too Much Reliance on Data Can Undermine the UN’s SDGs

Illiberal Democracy and Conceptual Clarity: Report from a Debate

When will there be Harmony?

Can China and India Collaborate in Global Governance?

What some of the Greatest Horror Movies of all time tell us about Economics

Financial Globalization Can Wreck Societies And The World Economy: An Interview

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Moving the German Anti-IS Troops from Turkey to Jordan:  A Jump from the Frying

Inevitability of the Need for Economic Growth—the Nth time.

Engagement in a Time of Turbulence

Who’s Afraid of a Changing World Order?

UN Under Siege: Geopolitics in the Time of Trump

Euroscepticism has Taken Hold Across the EU – but it has Many Different Roots

Hong Kong, the AIIB, and the Evolving Geography of Finance:  A World Financial C

Why Norway is Now the World's Happiest Country

Book Review - The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

The Anti-slavery Charter and the Global Campaign to End Slavery

China’s New Role in Global Health Security - An Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow K

Why Women are Dressing Up as Margaret Atwood’s Handmaids

De-Risking and Non-Profits: How do you Solve a Problem that No-One wants to take

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Why Foreign Aid Cannot be Regressive?

People Power, Populism and the Internet

Is Social Democracy facing Extinction in Europe?

Imperialism Is Alive and Kicking: A Marxist Analysis of Neoliberal Capitalism

“Mother Merkel” Versus the “Axis of Testosterone” at the G20 Summit

New Sunshine Policy under the Nuclear Umbrella?

Down and Out in Paris and Hamburg: The G20 on Climate Change

The Illusion of Transparency at the G20

Hamburg G20 Summit: A Flattering Inconvenience?

Africa and the G20 - A Summit of Contradictions

The G20: A Clash Of Civilisations?

Panic on the Streets of Hamburg - The German Right to Protest

Setting the Mood Music of Global Summitry

Hamburg and Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities

How your Pile of Laundry fills the Sea with Plastic Pollution

Brexit Negotiations: Why are the Liberal Media accepting the First Lie of Nation

Book Review - Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global

The Simplicity of views regarding Civil Conflicts

The Role of Culture in Reactions to Risk and Uncertainty

"Trump Feels a Kinship With Authoritarian Leaders": Richard Falk on Turmoil in t

AI could Kickstart a New Global Arms Race – we need Better Ways to Govern it bef

The Subversive Power of Joy

What Nature Teaches us about Managing Risk

Sociology has a Trump Problem

A Fatwa against Sexual Violence: The Story of a Historic World Congress of Femal

Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation

Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in

After Svalbard: Why Safety of World Seed Vaults is Crucial to Future Food Securi

What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization

What can Activists do in a Political Downturn?

A Brief History of Chemical Warfare: from Sparta to Syria

Fire in Neo-liberal London

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about Empowering People, Not the Rise of the

Memory, Wisdom and Mentoring: what do Practitioners Need from Academics, beyond

Why the UK’s Hung Parliament is an Opportunity for Constructive Europeans

Our Oceans are in Crisis – Here are 5 things we can do to save them


The Marshall Plan speech at 70 – and the Lessons it can Provide for Today’s Chal

International Organizations and the Crisis of Legitimacy


Post-Truth Politics, the Fifth Estate and the Securitization of Fake News

We Need to ‘Fear-guard’ Economies During Health Emergencies

Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers

‘Resilience’ and Rituals bring People together, but our True Reactions are more

‘Trumping’ Let Girls Learn


The US has Ditched the Paris Climate Agreement - What does this Mean for the Res

How Attitudes to Diversity Change after a Terrorist Attack

The Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): Why India is Worried, What China Can D

Book Review - Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East

The Trap in ‘The Thucydides Trap’: Framing US-China Relations

Spotting the Difference? The G7 and “Anti-Protectionism”

Why use One Word when Two will do? The Length of the Summit Communiqué

Add Facebook as a Friend to Fight Terror

Spotting the Difference? The G7 and “Anti-Protectionism”

The Universe Stops at Land’s End: The Parochial British Media

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty for G7 Gender Equality?

When World Leaders Meet: Handshakes and Snubs

The Manchester Attack and the G7: Locating a ‘Strong and Stable’ Response?

The Art of the Meal: The Logistics of Hosting a Successful G7 Summit


Pleased to Meet You?: Trepidation for First-Time Summiteers

G7 Bounce? When Elections and Summits Clash

Manchester Attack: Now is the Time to Properly Talk about ‘Radicalisation’

Our World of Plenty is on the Brink of Unprecedented Famine. We Must Act Now

Why is life in Fragile/Conflict States not more ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish,

The Wrongs of Counter-Violence


How Performance Poetry can be a Tool to Advocate Human Rights

Elites claim we’ve persuaded them to Fight Inequality, but it’s Only Activism th

Teams that Do Development Differently

Whatever happened to Peace? Arms, Oil and War by Proxy


Illusions and Dangers in Trump's "America First" Policy: An Interview With Econo

Human Rights and Renewable Energy: A Critical Link

 What Would a World without Barriers to Feminist Solidarity look like?

International Arbitration is the Way to Settle the UK’s Brexit Bill

Book Review - A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt

What is New/The Same about the World’s New Civic Activist Movements?

Is it Time for the American Dream to Die?

Re-Thinking Development Over the Long Run

The Decline of the Labour Share of Income

A Europe of Different Needs, Not Different Speeds

Neoliberal Psychology

The REF’s Focus on Linear and Direct Impact is Problematic and Silences certain

Machines that Learn to Do, and Do to Learn: What is Artificial Intelligence?

Fighting Populism with Energy Politics – Energy Cooperatives in Europe

How Universities can Earn Trust and Share Power in the Bitter Post-Truth Era

Social Accountability from the Trenches: 6 Critical Reflections

Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a Weapon Against Populism

15-Hour Weeks, Basic Income and Doughnuts. Are these the Big Ideas that could En


Different Opens - Same Conversation?



What are Open Licenses doing for Early Years Development?  26 Educators, 2 Hours

Balancing the Ccales of Social and Economic Value of Open Access and CC Material


First Impressions - Final Preparations for the Creative Commons Summit

Brexit Should Make it Easier to Address the Eurozone’s Challenges

The GLI Sheffield Team at the Creative Commons summit in Toronto!

Book Review: Before and After Gender: Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life by Mar

How can we Create an Ethical Framework for Journalism in an Age of Terror?

Obama and the “Under-Reach/Over-Reach” Dilemma in American Grand Strategy

Future Challenges of Data Governance and Implication to Japan: An Interview With

 ‘Peak Globalization’ and the Future of Democracy



Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: A History of Wealth Inequality

We’ve Won the Debate on Inequality. Now we have to Win the Fight.

How to Generate Job Growth: Robert Pollin on Alternatives to Trump's Smoke-and-M

The New Silk Road – A Health Diplomacy and Governance Perspective

“Speaking Truth to Power:” A call for Praxis in Human Rights

We Don’t Trust the Internet. And it’s Putting our Digital Future at Risk

Data Opens a New Frontier in China: An Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Vincent Ni

Global Citizens, National Shirkers

Growing the Future of Food Security: Is In Vitro Meat all Peril and No Promise?

Book Review: Dialectics in World Politics

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Neoliberalism in the Driver's Seat: Trump and Ryan's Ruling-Class Schemes

To Truly Help Refugees, we must Fix the Global Humanitarian System

America’s coming Trade War is based on a Misunderstanding of both China and Econ


How Populism is Distorting the Aid Debate


Book Review - Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Cou

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A Way to Reduce Poverty that’s so Simple, it Just Might Work

 ‘European Culture’ is an Invented Tradition

We've Triggered Article 50. Is this such a Tragedy for Europe?

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The Latest Leveraging Phenomenon

On Populism, Nationalism, Babies and Bathwater

Book Review - Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed

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Defending Development in a Time of Cuts—My Conversation with UNDP’s Helen Clark

Do you Understand the Risks of Technological Progress?

 Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man

Curbing Climate Change has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It

Breaking the Gridlocks of Globalisation: The World According to David Held

China’s Response to Terrorism: An Interview With GGF 2027 Fellow Yuan Ma

Can Economic Growth really be Decoupled from Increased Carbon Emissions in Least

Will Human Rights Law actually Protect us from Fascism?

3 Dark Trends that could Destroy the Web


Book Review: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

A Key Question If You Are Reviewing Multilateral Organization Effectiveness: Do



Can Africa Truly Benefit from Global Economic Governance?

What do we know about When Data does/doesn’t Influence Policy?

International Regulatory Cooperation can Ease a Hard Brexit

Moody’s downgrading of The Bahamas in the Era of Financialization: A Critique (P

Cooperativism in the Digital Era, or how to form a Global Counter-Economy


Book Review: The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: the evolution and roles of

3 Ways to Reboot Globalization

Moody’s downgrading of The Bahamas in the Era of Financialization: A Critique (P

The IMF on Inequality: Beyond Organised Hypocrisy?

What does the Rise of Digital Development mean for NGOs?

Why Open Data Is Good for China

How can Global Governance Adapt to Shifting Challenges?

What does ‘Security’ mean? Great (and well-written) paper from IDS

Greece Under Continuous Siege: Syriza's Disastrous Political Stance


Nuclear Supplier’s Group: Finding Entry Points

Trump Handbook for Aspiring Autocrats

Providing Aid and Foreseeing Harm

Book Review: State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the Wor

Global Climate Action Amid Trump: Challenges…But Also Measured Optimism

Book Review: The Ways of the World by David Harvey

The Inconvenient Truth about Foreign Aid

Rebalancing EU-China Relations: The Case for an EU-China FTA

Exposing the Myths of Neoliberal Capitalism: An Interview With Ha-Joon Chang

The Future of Business, Peace and Human Rights in the Donald Trump Era

The Rise of Embedded Nationalism

Chinese Development Finance: A Convergence of Passions and Interests

A Survival Guide for Universities in a Populist World

The WDR 2017 on Governance and Law: Can it drive a Transformation in Development

Who wants to live in a Frictionless World?

Broken Politics: From 9/11 to the Present

Austerity Economics has just been Smashed. By the IMF.

A Treasure in Plain Sight: The Premise and The Promise of a Good Conversation

Book Review: Gramsci’s Common Sense: Inequality and its Narratives by Kate Creha

From the Communism of Capital to Capital for the Commons

Imposing Sanctions: Assessing Methods to Improve International Sanctions Regimes

Noam Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections

Donald Trump and the Return of Class: An Interview with Francis Fukuyama

Davos leaders: We might be Heading for a Jobless World, but that’s Not as Bad as

Who killed Bourgeois Democracy in Europe?

Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health Governance. An interview with GGF

Do Economists change the Financial System, or does the Financial System change E

How China will Impact the World Economy in 2017

Bauman's Legacy

Migration Cannot Be Cast In Terms Of Individual Rights

Book Review: Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

Trump's America and the New World Order: A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

Why Cash Transfers are an Effective form of Aid

Trump and the Flawed Nature of US Democracy: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Towards a ‘Challenge-Driven’ International Relations Education?

A World in Shambles: An Interview With C.J. Polychroniou



Building community in Berlin’s Sharehaus

Does Terrorism Work? The Goals of Violent Actors, and how to Avoid Giving them W

Reshaping World Trade: The Export Finance of the Emerging Economies

Why we Should Embrace the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Islamic State in South Asia: A Growing Threat

Straight Talk on Trade

China’s Changing Terrorism Threat Perception. An interview with GGF 2027 fellows

Payment by Results in Aid: What’s New?

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Book Review: The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back

The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich

Trump's TPP Policy: From Regional Game of Thrones to Lost Trade Leadership

Fair Shares and Degrees of Inequality

Fidel Castro's Legacy: Cuban Conversations


Book Review: Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Climate Change ‘Hotspots’: Why they Matter and Why we Should Invest in them

After Trump, the Groundswell of Global Climate Action is ever more Central to th


The March of the Smart City at Habitat III

Documentary Review: Love and Solidarity: James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Sea

The Man behind the New President

Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Policymakers Need Technical Literacy Too

Alliances Do (indeed) Not Last Forever


Trump Victory comes with a Silver Lining for the World’s Progressives

Amazon, American, or Israeli? The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

Gold Plated Populism: Trump and the End of the Liberal Order

Trump and Brexit: Why it’s Again NOT the Economy, Stupid

How Far Should we Push Globalisation?

 Trump or Clinton: a Choice between Two Forms of Violence

When can Trade Policy be Hazardous to your Health?

No Time for Trade Fundamentalism

Globalization and Climate Change: A Dialogue With Graciela Chichilnisky and Hele

The Politics of India’s Foreign Aid to South Asia

Is ‘Pragmatic Multilateralism’ About to Revolutionize Free Trade Policy?

Book Review: Happiness Explained: What Human Flourishing Is and What We Can Do t

A better ‘Digital Life’: A New Impetus for Latin America

What is Next? …for World Order and Global Governance

Lebanon: New President, Old Politics

The New Global Energy Governance

Cookstove Advocates must place Gender and Violence at the Centre of Research Des

Divisive Politics and the Brain: Primordial Determinism vs. Responsible Egalitar

The Politics of Nostalgia

Financing Public Spaces: The New Urban Agenda and the Role of the Private Sector


Why Gender Justice is Crucial for achieving India’s Climate Targets

Hegemonic Masculinity: How the Dominant Man subjugates other Men, Women and Soci

Book Review: On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions

The World Bank has a new way to Measure Inequality

Irregular War, and how to Reverse It



At Habitat III there has been much talk about empowering local governments so th

Building Resilient Environments at all Levels

Better Together: The Changing Face of Humanitarian Relief Programs

Talking Migration and Refugees at Habitat III – What is Missing?

Integration of Informal Settlements in Urban Areas – Messages from Habitat III

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: The Importance of Disaster-Risk Reduction Strateg

South-South Learning

Paradigm Shift? The Role of Local Governments on the World Stage

Throwing the Poor a Rope: Why the New Urban Agenda needs a more Active Rhetoric

A Year Under Trudeau: The Fundamental Shifts in Canadian Foreign Policy

People-Centric Solutions for Safe Public Spaces and the New Urban Agenda

Housing at Habitat III: first impressions

Climate Change and its Effects on Global Industrial Civilization: What's Next?

Meet the Sheffield GLI policy team attending the UN Habitat III conference in Qu

No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Option for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy?

Should we focus more on Women’s Political Empowerment when Democracy goes off th

Solving the World's Biggest Problems requires Small Steps. This is Why

How prepared is India to tackle epidemics? An interview with GGF 2027 fellow Cha

Imagine a Feminist Village of the Future

The Great Stagnation


 How Industry Influences Public Opinion about the Internet of Things

Sea for Peace in the Middle East

Central Banks are facing a Crisis of Confidence – It’s time to Reinvent Global M

15 Years of the BRICS: Which Countries have fulfilled Expectations?


Wealth can make us Selfish and Stingy. Two Psychologists Explain Why


There Are Many Reasons Why Development Must Not Fail

Germany and the Refugee Crisis

Climate Change is Reversible: An Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter

Why is it so Hard for Academics and NGOs to Work Together?

Brexit was a Rational Vote by the Losers from Global Trade

Australia, Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

Big Fish or Little Fish — Who Should the International Criminal Court Target?

Decolonization—Bot Western Liberals—Established Human Rights on the Global Agend

Drawing on Universal Design Principles in Interdisciplinary Teaching

You’ll Probably Live to be 100. Here’s how you need to Prepare for It.

Book Review: Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction

Welcoming Refugees despite the State

The US is more likely to Impose Sanctions on Countries that have Poor Allies



Interview – Tine de Moorq


Plato to NATO: The Case of Our Strange Myopia

 Facebook has become a public service. It needs to start acting like one.


Global Warming and the Future of Humanity: An Interview With Noam Chomsky and Gr

Globalization and Global Political Theory

Book Review: Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements

The Poverty Paradox

Path to Authoritarianism: The Collapse of the Politics of Accommodation

How to Walk the Talk to End Forced Migration?


Book Review: Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration by

Nature is being Renamed ‘Natural Capital’ – but is it really the Planet that wil

America's New War: Drone to Death-Ray

5 Reasons why Surveillance is a Feminist Issue

The False Economic Promise of Global Governance

Women’s Equality will not come after the Environmental Revolution

Is it time for the Aid Community to Explain Itself to Developing Countries?

Why London won’t Lose its Crown as Europe’s Financial Capital

Gasoline, Guns, and Giveaways: Is the End of Three-Quarters of Global Poverty Cl














 The World is Complex and uUstable. Our Approach to Policy-making must Reflect t


Reversing Climate Change: Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky

Wildlife Conservationists need to Break out of their Stockholm Syndrome

The Economics of Humanitarian Aid: Are we on a Slippery Slope?

The Politics of Anger

Malaysia’s Bersih Movement shows Social Media can Mobilise the Masses

Is the UN about to agree a New Deal for Refugees and Migrants?

The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars

Five Minutes with Professor Gary King: Transformational power of Big Data Lies,

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Can Justin Trudeau Strike Canada’s Balancing Act?

It’s Time for Development Banks to Start Listening

Still No Country for Women? Double Standards in Choosing the Next UN Secretary-G

State Power and Commoning: Transcending a Problematic Relationship

Is this the Right Moment to Reboot the Aid, Trade and Private Sector Agenda?

Social Science at the Crossroads: The History of Political Science in the USA an

The Abdication of the Left

Reading Recommendation: 'China’s Future?'

Lost in Space? Silicon Valley and the Future of Democracy

Book Reveiw: The Global Transformation: History, Modernity, and the Making of In


Interview – James Der Derian

Book Review: Digital Dilemmas: Power, Resistance and the Internet

How can Global Companies (positively) Influence Development? Engaging with Unile

Human Rights for Martians

Part Two: Ummah(s), Bangladesh and the Challenge to the West

Fairness and Free Trade

Climate Change: Prospects for Effective Future Action

Reimagining the United Nations: A 2020 Vision

Algorithms, Accountability, and Political Emotion`



Book Review: Power Shift: On the New Global Order

Part One: Ummah, Bangladesh and Transnational Islamism

Measuring Sustainable Development Goals

Impact of Export Credit Agencies on Exports: Evidence from the US EXIM Bank

Anger, the Race for the Presidency and US Foreign Policy

Innovation Is Not Enough

Book Reveiw: Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan

Book Reveiw: Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peac

What are the Implications of Systems Thinking for the Way we Design Research?

Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky - Climate Change and the Global Economy

3 Ways the EU Referendum Transformed our Psychology

ORF Report - Beyond #Brexit: What Ails the European Union?

Can you Really Pull off a Coup D'état these days?

The International Labour Organization: Workers Rights Champion or 90-Pound Weakl


What is Happiness? Should Citizens Choose or Should we Simply Measure it More Ac

NGOs face a Slow-onset Funding Disaster – What can be Done to Avoid It?



 Chilcot tells us what we Already Knew – How do we Implement?

Experts and the Referendum: Why we need to Rethink Economics and Challenge ‘Econ

Britian and thr European Union

 BREXIT and Disintegrating Civilisations

Income Distribution and the UK Referendum Result

Power in the Digital Age

REDD+ and the Peace Process: a cornerstone for a peaceful and sustainable future

Britain Riding the Tectonic Plates


“Forests are our lives, our survival, our dignity”: Can REDD+ Effectively Incorp

On the Strategic Significance of recent EU Initiatives on Migrant Integration Po

Some Remarks on Environmental Technologies from REDD+ Exchange 2016

Book Reveiw: Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts

Brexit and the Globalization Trilemma


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An Historical Context of Brexit

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