It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Held, Global Policy’s co-founder and General Editor. David wrote and spoke extensively on globalisation, changing forms of democracy and the prospects of regional and global governance, with a recent focus on climate change. David was also Master of University College, Durham, and a Director of Polity Press which he co-founded in 1984. David will be missed by the Global Policy team and all who worked with him on the journal.
The November 2018 issue of Global Policy has a Special Section on 'Climate Governance After Paris', edited by David Held and Charles Roger. There are Research Articles on trade agreements, the EU's conflict minerals regulations and climate change tipping points. There are Survey Articles on the Paris agreement, and the BRICS and new development banks, and a Review Essay on private security providers in Africa.
Global Policy and the European Centre for International Political Economy are organising an international conference on the 'Cultural Industries in the Era of Protectionism' in Seoul, Korea, May 2020. A Global Policy special issue for this event will bring together papers exploring the drivers of change in the cultural industries such as film, music and television. The aim is to investigate how businesses, governments, markets and societies are responding to the changes brought on by globalization and liberalism (or anti-globalism and protectionism).
The need for a high-quality, multi-disciplinary journal focusing on problems of global policy has never been greater. This new journal promises to fill a very important lacuna in our intellectual landscape.