Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

16 November 2018
Trade and technology present an opportunity when they are able to leverage existing capabilities, and thereby provide a more direct and reliable path to development. When they…
15 November 2018
The rise of populism and ‘illiberal democracies’ are often viewed as a reaction to the failure of liberal capitalism to meet the needs of citizens. For Andrea Lorenzo…
14 November 2018
How we can develop global and local ecosystems to create, upscale and sustain entrepreneurial endeavours that contribute to the social good. Although each and every country has…
14 November 2018
A decade after the financial crash, an epic repeat is on course. Two reports by Swiss banks, published within a week of each other, offer further revealing evidence on the growth…
13 November 2018
Lessons for ensuring work really does pay. The visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights to the UK is crystallising an unease about the state of…
12 November 2018
Milli Lake explores how and to what extent the spotlight on sexual violence has restructured judicial priorities in eastern DR Congo and South Africa. Following a reported decline…
09 November 2018
Institutional Cosmopolitanism edited by Luis Cabrera. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 304 pp., £47.99 hardcover 978-0190905651, £45.59 Kindle edition  …
09 November 2018
Cara Stauß, a representative of the German state of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, explores the role regions and cities can play addressing global challenges.  1.…
08 November 2018
Karen Yeung and Peter Mills argue that we need to start thinking now about what might be good and bad reasons to preselect certain characteristics of future people. ‘…
08 November 2018
Duncan Green explores the aid sector's enduring blind spot. I’ve spotted a recurring problem with the way the aid sector talks about fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). …