Emerging Global Governance (EGG): An Economist’s Perspective
Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang
Emerging Global Governance (EGG): An Economist’s Perspective 31st August 2016

Economists Justin Lin and Wang Yan are the authors of this first commentary in the Emerging Global Governance (EGG)...

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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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Welcoming Refugees despite the State
Bue Rübner Hansen and Cameron Thibos
Welcoming Refugees despite the State 26th September 2016

In this interview, Bue Rübner Hansen and Cameron Thibos explore how cities and activists across Europe are fighting...

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The US is more likely to Impose Sanctions on Countries that have Poor Allies
Timothy M. Peterson
The US is more likely to Impose Sanctions on Countries that have Poor Allies 26th September 2016

For decades, the US has used sanctions against countries and regimes where they seek to encourage change. But what...

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Nadia Daar
Why the World Bank needs to ask Jim Kim some tough questions in his Job Interview 23rd September 2016

Nadia Daar argues that Jim Kim’s upcoming interview for the position of World Bank President should be an...

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Veronica Barassi
My Child is an Anarchist, a Feminist, a Communist 22nd September 2016

Veronica Barassi explores digital parenthood and the everyday construction of children’s digital profiles....

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Interview – Tine de Moorq
Interviewed by Tom Cassauwers
Interview – Tine de Moor 22nd September 2016

Tine De Moor is an historian whose research focuses on the commons and what she calls ‘Institutions for...

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Simon John James
We should Remember HG Wells for his Social Predictions, Not Just his Scientific Ones 21st September 2016

Simon John James argues that the political Wells still might have something to teach us. No writer is more renowned for...

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Plato to NATO: The Case of Our Strange Myopia
Hakan Altinay
Plato to NATO: The Case of Our Strange Myopia 21st September 2016

Drawing on growing evidence of our cooperative natures, Hakan Altinay argues that the Plato-to-NATO meta-narrative...

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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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Book Review: Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements
Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review: Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements 16th September 2016

Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Christopher Baker-Beall and Lee Jarvis...

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Reviewed by Alice Evans
Book Review: The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title 2nd September 2016

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, and Coalition Building. Teichman. Basingstoke, Hampshire...

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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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