Vulnerable Populations and the Duty to Exclude
Luara Ferracioli
Vulnerable Populations and the Duty to Exclude 9th December 2016

Is there a moral solution to the migration of skilled workers out of the developing world? Luara Ferracioli argues that...

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Claus Offe
Brexit and the Weaknesses of Referenda 9th December 2016

Claus Offe on how direct democracy is being used to shape highly consequential policy choices.The battle cry of...

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Political Bargaining in the Refugee Crisis
Charlie Ensor
Political Bargaining in the Refugee Crisis 8th December 2016

Over the last few years refugees have been increasingly used as political bargaining chips by European politicians keen...

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How the Internet of Things is Helping Fight Climate Change
David Kirkpatrick and Diane Regas
How the Internet of Things is Helping Fight Climate Change 8th December 2016

The spread of a new technology could change radically our energy consumption patters. When Elon Musk announced his...

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Alice Macdonald
Why the Way We Vote Matters for Fighting Poverty 7th December 2016

Alice MacDonald discusses the benefits of electronic voting on the Sustainable Development Goals and Democracy. 2016 is...

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Sara Pantuliano
The Rippling Effect of Refugee Policies 6th December 2016

Rich countries  are increasingly rejecting the international norms they themselves created; while still willing to...

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Book Review: Ebola: How a People’s Science helped End an Epidemic
Reviewed by Anita Makri
Book Review - Ebola: How a People’s Science helped End an Epidemic 5th December 2016

Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic. Paul Richards. Zed Books. September 2016. I’m sure...

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The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich
C.J. Polychroniou
The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich 6th December 2016

Since the end of the Cold War, the US has been the only true global superpower, with US policymakers intervening freely...

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Trump's TPP Policy: From Regional Game of Thrones to Lost Trade Leadership
Antoine Martin
Trump's TPP Policy: From Regional Game of Thrones to Lost Trade Leadership 1st December 2016

Antoine Martin examines Trump's plan to 'make China great again'. While trade policy and rule-making over...

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Fair Shares and Degrees of Inequality
Chris Marshall
Fair Shares and Degrees of Inequality 29th November 2016

What does justice demand of individuals in an unjust society? Chris Marshall considers the personal implications...

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Fidel Castro's Legacy: Cuban Conversations
Fred Halliday
Fidel Castro's Legacy: Cuban Conversations 28th November 2016

From OpenDemocracy's archive: first published in February 2008. "What comes after Fidel" is a well-worn...

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Climate Change ‘Hotspots’: Why they Matter and Why we Should Invest in them
Barbara Neumann and Sylvia Szabo
Climate Change ‘Hotspots’: Why they Matter and Why we Should Invest in them 23rd November 2016

Barbara Neumann and Sylvia Szabo argue that we urgently need a coordinated effort to address climate change ‘...

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After Trump, the Groundswell of Global Climate Action is ever more Central to th
Thomas Hale
After Trump, the Groundswell of Global Climate Action is ever more Central to the Climate Regime 22nd November 2016

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action marks growing integration between the intergovernmental climate...

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David Sogge
The Corporate Wax Nose 18th November 2016

The European Commission has shelved the results of its largest-ever research project on corporate social responsibility...

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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: The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back
Reviewed by Patrycja Długosz-Stroetges
Book Review: The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back 7th December 2016

The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back by Sue Lloyd-Roberts. London: Simon & Schuster UK 2016. 320 pp...

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Book Review: Ebola: How a People’s Science helped End an Epidemic
Reviewed by Anita Makri
Book Review - Ebola: How a People’s Science helped End an Epidemic 5th December 2016

Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic. Paul Richards. Zed Books. September 2016. I’m sure...

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Reviewed by Claudia Breitung
Book Review: The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles 25th November 2016

The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles edited by Zeynep Sezgin and...

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