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.
This special issue of Global Policy examines the role of domestic and international institutions in the study of global value chains. The contributions underscore that the politics engendered by global value chains, as well as how they evolve, can only be fully understood by paying attention to the contexts in which they are embedded.