law, practice, policy, non-practicing, juris doctor, law degree
Karl T. Muth
Out of Practice: Non-Practicing Attorneys 12th August 2015

Karl T. Muth explores how we should train people who need legal knowledge but do not intend to become lawyers. Each...

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SDGs need to Align with Global Policies for Biodiversity
Philip McGowan
SDGs need to Align with Global Policies for Biodiversity 3rd August 2015

Goal 15 requires the protection of the terrestrial environment by stopping the deterioration of biodiversity, using...

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immigration, crime, u visa, American, green card, law, policy, whistleblower
Karl T. Muth
Enron, Madoff, and U Visas 3rd August 2015

Karl Muth explores the world of ‘U visas’ and argues they could have a wider application than many think....

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The Louis Berger World
Vivan Sharan
The Louis Berger World 28th July 2015

Vivan Sharan explores how donors’ commitments to local ownership often play out in practice during ‘...

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harvard, kennedy school, emerging leaders, development, international, economics
Karl T. Muth
Emerging Leaders, or More Chicago Boys? 23rd July 2015

Karl Muth on discusses his cynicism about claims that foreign advisors, such as himself, can spur development. I...

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Reducing Inequality…in National Wealth
Andrew Walton
Reducing Inequality…in National Wealth 21st July 2015

In the current proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 10 states the aim to ‘reduce inequality...

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The Greek Crisis And Indian Prime Time Journalism
Vivan Sharan
The Greek Crisis And Indian Prime Time Journalism 6th July 2015

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

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President al Bashir
Benson Chinedu Olugbo
Law and Politics at the International Criminal Court 31st August 2015

The ICC should be above politics, but as Benson Chinedu Olugbo explains, some of the rules found in the Rome Statute...

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Jonathan Glennie and Andy Sumner
Aid should be seen as Foreign Public Investment, Not just Charity 31st August 2015

As new players from the emerging economies enter the aid arena, the thinking that underpins much development...

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Bill Frelick
Dispatches: Tone Down the Scaremongering Over Migrants 26th August 2015

Picking up on recent comments over Calais and within the American presidential debate Bill Frelick argues that...

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Alice Welbourn
HIV And AIDS: Language And The Blame Game 26th August 2015

The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on...

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Ricardo Hausmann
Why Fighting Corruption Won’t End Poverty 25th August 2015

Ricardo Hausmann argues that fighting corruption will not end poverty. Although it is important to tackle corruption...

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Bill Frelick
Dispatches: Smuggling? Trafficking? Does it Matter? Yes! 25th August 2015

When talking about migration, there is an important difference to be noted between smugglers and traffickers. The two...

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One of the largest cyberattacks is slowing global internet services after an org
Hannah Kuchler
Cyber Crime – Should We Be Hacking Back? 24th August 2015

Hannah Kuchler questions whether governments should make it lawful for companies and organisations to 'hack back...

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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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Making Sense of China and India’s Low-Carbon Pathways
Ma Yuge and Joel Sandhu
Making Sense of China and India’s Low-Carbon Pathways 16th September 2014

China and India’s low-carbon development is crucial for global sustainability and domestic welfare. However,...

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The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development: Important New
Duncan Green
The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development: Important New Book 21st August 2015

Duncan Green writes a book review of The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development by Ros Eyben et...

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Book Review: The Politics of Nuclear Weapons
Reviewed by Luboš Fendrych
Book Review: The Politics of Nuclear Weapons 13th August 2015

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons by Andrew Futter. London and New Delhi: Sage, 2015. 280 pp, £75 hardcover 978-1-...

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Documentary Review: Without Shepherds
Reviewed by Tom Kirk
Documentary Review: Without Shepherds 10th August 2015

Without Shepherds, directed by Cary McClelland and Imran Babur. Pakistan, 2013. Produced by Cary McClelland, Billy...

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