risk, governance, climate change, politics, bureaucracy, macrorisk, economics
Karl T. Muth
Risk, Fast and Slow 17th August 2016

Karl Muth explores the challenge of acknowledging the stubbornly slow pace of some global risks. Our political systems...

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How America Might Yet Prove LKY Wrong: Why Offshore Balancing is Economically Se
Danny Quah
How America Might Yet Prove LKY Wrong: Why Offshore Balancing is Economically Sensible But Can Do Even Better 9th August 2016

Danny Quah explores why America still needs a grand strategy for doing good in the world. A story that circulates...

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basic income, minimum income, policy, public policy, welfare, benefits
Karl T. Muth
Why I'm a Basic Income Advocate 8th August 2016

Karl Muth explains why basic incomes should transcend typical left right divides. It isn’t obvious to most of my...

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Michael Faubert and Amy Wood
Regulatory Harmonization in International Trade: A Categorical or Conditional Imperative? 26th July 2016

Michael Faubert and Amy Wood explore the theoretical and normative assumptions embedded within the harmonization...

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Asia’s New Normal: Making Multilateralism Work with Multipolarity
Samir Saran and Ashok Malik
Asia’s New Normal: Making Multilateralism Work with Multipolarity 22nd July 2016

Samir Saran and Ashok Malik set out the need for a sustainable and inclusive pan-Asian governance platform. Since the...

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In the Anthropocene we are Responsible for the Planet’s Future
James (Jai) Syvitski & Brett Cherry
In the Anthropocene we are Responsible for the Planet’s Future 21st July 2016

James (Jai) Syvitski and Brett Cherry argue that for scientists the Anthropocene has been a wakeup call. On this...

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Ennui: The Politics of Discontent
Brian Stoddart
Ennui: The Politics of Discontent 14th July 2016

Brian Stoddart comments on a growing global ennui with a professional political class seen to be self-serving and aloof...

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Is the UN about to agree a New Deal for Refugees and Migrants?
Josephine Liebl
Is the UN about to agree a New Deal for Refugees and Migrants? 25th August 2016

Josephine Liebl, Oxfam’s global policy lead on displacement, looks ahead to the UN Summit in New York in ...

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The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars
Piers Robinson
The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars 24th August 2016

Piers Robinson outlines a post Chilcot Report research agenda. The Chilcot Report has delivered severe criticisms of...

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Five Minutes with Professor Gary King: Transformational power of Big Data Lies,
Michael Todd
Five Minutes with Professor Gary King: Transformational power of Big Data Lies, Pure and Simple, in its Analytics 24th August 2016

Michael Todd listened to a recent lecture by Gary King on the big data revolution in the social sciences...

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Johann Hari and Benjamin Ramm
Whose morality? Johann Hari on the future of the ‘war on drugs’ 22nd August 2016

Johann Hari and Benjamin Ramm in conversation for OpenDemocracy's series on 'The Human Cost of Global Drug...

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Brian Stoddart
Rio Reaction: Sport, Money and Policy in a Globalised World 22nd August 2016

In light of the Olympics, Brian Stoddart explores the arguments for state funding of athletes. As International...

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Caroline Holmqvist and Tom Lundborg
How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics 19th August 2016

This is an excerpt from Time, Temporality and Global Politics – an E-IR Edited Collection. Available now on...

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Can Justin Trudeau Strike Canada’s Balancing Act?
Andrew Tanabe
Can Justin Trudeau Strike Canada’s Balancing Act? 18th August 2016

Pledging a new commitment to climate action, the liberal government of Justin Trudeau will have to reconcile these...

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Ayse Kaya and Anita Desai
COP21 and the Paris Agreement: Change and Status Quo 22nd August 2016

This essay examines the latest inter-state negotiations on climate change at COP-21 and argues that the Paris Agreement...

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Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian C
Amy Rhoades
Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian Communications 25th July 2016

An arc of instability from Afghanistan through the Middle East to West Africa is leading to unprecedented displacement...

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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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Reviewed by Courteney J. O’Connor
Book Review: The Closing of the Net 18th August 2016

The Closing of the Net by Monica Horten. Polity Press. 2016. 1509506896 In The Closing of the Net, Monica Horten...

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Reading Recommendation: 'China’s Future?'
Recommended by Robert Falkner
Reading Recommendation: 'China’s Future?' 15th August 2016

In a new periodic feature, Global Policy’s Board Members recommend books that have caught their attention. China...

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Book Reveiw: The Global Transformation: History, Modernity, and the Making of In
Reviewed by Kai Chen
Book Review: The Global Transformation: History, Modernity, and the Making of International Relations 12th August 2016

The Global Transformation: History, Modernity, and the Making of International Relations by Barry Buzan and George...

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