bmw i8, tesla model s, cadillac elr, subsidies, ev, hybrids, congestion charge
Karl T. Muth
Showroom Policy 21st August 2014

What do the BMW i8, Tesla Model S, and Cadillac ELR teach us about policy, subsidies, and consumer behaviour? The...

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Economics, Democracy, and the New World Order
Danny Quah
Economics, Democracy, and the New World Order 20th August 2014

Danny Quah argues that beyond ‘liberal democracy’ and ‘free markets’ there are multiple...

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The New Neo-Colonialism in Africa
Adam Tiffen
The New Neo-Colonialism in Africa 19th August 2014

Truman member and sustainable development professional Adam Tiffen argues against China’s aid model of money...

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Change We Might Believe In: Solutions for Avoiding Another Iraq Fiasco
Carter Page
Change We Might Believe In: Solutions for Avoiding Another Iraq Fiasco 18th August 2014

Carter Page suggests that in the search for responses to the crisis in Iraq President Obama must seek to fulfil the...

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Dr. Strangelove 2: An Open Pitch Letter
Carter Page
Dr. Strangelove 2: An Open Pitch Letter 5th August 2014

Carter Page chimes in with a timely movie pitch.     Doug BelgradPresidentColumbia Pictures10202 West...

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Indonesia’s President: A new hope for the poor?
Arief Yusuf and Andy Sumner
Indonesia’s President: A new hope for the poor? 5th August 2014

As Joko Widodo is declared Indonesia’s President, new research has revealed the gap between richest & poorest...

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theft, embezzlement, madoff, macrocrime, billions, stolen, ponzi, capone, rico
Karl T. Muth
Macrocrime: It’s Different This Time 1st August 2014

Karl Muth calls for new thinking to tackle ‘macrocrime’. When the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt...

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The Climate Bubble
Carlo Carraro
The Climate Bubble 22nd August 2014

Carlo Carraro, director of the International Center for Climate Governance, highlights the political determinants of...

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Jonathan Glennie
Who is Going to Pay for International Development? 22nd August 2014

In advance of the recently announced 2015 Financing for Development conference, Jonathan Glennie argues that the world...

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Laura Rodriguez
Weighing People’s Values in Evaluation 20th August 2014

Laura Rodriguez introduces some practical ways that evaluation can begin to weigh people's values as they relate to...

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Isabel Hilton
Advancing Sustainable Business in China 19th August 2014

In light of realisations that environmental degradation poses serious risks for markets and investors, Isabel Hilton...

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Killer Robots: Why the US should Lead the Ban
Denise Garcia
Killer Robots: Why the US should Lead the Ban 15th August 2014

Denise Garcia explores the branches of international law that could be used to address the challenges posed by ‘...

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Jessica Evans
The BRICS Have a Chance to Succeed Where the World Bank Has Failed 15th August 2014

After BRICS struck an agreement to establish a development bank with an initial capital of $100bn, Jessica Evans...

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Daniel Clausen
Policy Entrepreneurs And IR 14th August 2014

Daniel Clausen suggests that while the current era may be ripe for use of entrepreneurial spirit within policy making,...

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The Evolution of South-South Cooperation: A Personal Reflection
John O. Kakonge
The Evolution of South-South Cooperation: A Personal Reflection 16th July 2014

This brief analysis discusses the evolution of South-South cooperation and examines the current practice in this regard...

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Human Trafficking and Migration:  Concepts, Linkages and New Frontiers
Michael Chibba
Human Trafficking and Migration: Concepts, Linkages and New Frontiers 16th December 2013

The way we think about human trafficking and migration is changing. Moreover, at the global, regional and national...

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The Law of War's Essential Role in Containing Brutality: Syria's Painful Reminde
Laurie R. Blank and Geoffrey S. Corn
The Law of War's Essential Role in Containing Brutality: Syria's Painful Reminder 14th August 2013

The civil war in Syria refocuses recent discourse about the law of war and provides an essential reminder of the law...

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Book Review: Will China Dominate the 21st Century?
Reviewed by Frans-Paul van der Putten
Book Review: Will China Dominate the 21st Century? 21st August 2014

Will China Dominate the 21st Century? By Jonathan Fenby. Cambridge: Polity 2014. 139 pp, £35 hardcover 978-0-7456...

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Book Review: Protest, Inc: The Corporatization of Activism
Reviewed by Nina Power
Book Review: Protest, Inc: The Corporatization of Activism 18th August 2014

Protest, Inc: The Corporatization of Activism by Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve LeBaron. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014....

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Anna Stansbury
Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries, 1700-2010 6th August 2014

Anna Stansbury reviews a 2014 paper by Thomas Piketty & Gabriel Zucman titled 'Capital is Back: Wealth Income...

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