The papers in this open access special issue investigate the politics that shaped the SDGs, the setting of the goals and the selection of the measurement methods. The choice of indicators is seemingly a technical issue, but the authors show how measurement methods interpret and reinterpret norms, carry value judgements, theoretical assumptions, and implicit political agendas. This raises questions about ‘data for whom and for what’.
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).