Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

22 May 2019
Duncan Green on what a recent MA course taught with Global Policy's Tom Kirk tells us about the future of activism.  I’ve spent the last three weeks buried in marking. For most…
21 May 2019
China in the Global Political Economy: From Developmental to Entrepreneurial by Gordon C.K. Cheung. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2018. 224 pp., £75 hardcover 978-1-78471-490-1. While…
21 May 2019
What if collective introspection made us into better campaigners? Campaigners aren’t known for being contemplative. By definition they are trying to change something beyond…
20 May 2019
Dimitris Xygalatas engages the problems of the generalizability and comparability of research results and their “ecological validity.” Xygalatas argues for the “methodological…
20 May 2019
Making data work for social good requires bolder approaches to managing government data as a critical public asset.  Data as a government asset What is the value of open data…
17 May 2019
We should look to the Nordic countries for inspiration on how to overcome the 1 percent and address climate change. According to the latest report from the United Nation…
16 May 2019
Researchers hope to learn more about how countries might act in nuclear warfare scenarios. Researchers designed the game to explore how various weapons capabilities, such as low-…
15 May 2019
Development Studies alumnus and journalist, Scott Carpenter, summarises and shares his analysis of a new working paper from the IMF which suggests we need a closer…
14 May 2019
Leah Clark finds evidence of globalisation in art. For many, the Renaissance was the revival or “rebirth” of Western classical antiquity, associated with great artists painting…
10 May 2019
James Ranger attempts to address the issue of what ‘being’ political is all about and why answering the conundrum matters. When political theorists debate the nature of the ‘…