Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

21 March 2019
Book Review – A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism by Jeffrey D. Sachs. New York: Columbia University Press 2018. 272 pp., £13.99 hardcover 9780231188487, £13.99 e…
20 March 2019
Branko Milanovic on why we accept 'second best' solutions to climate change.    There are obvious and (to some people) surprising similarities between global climate…
20 March 2019
Duncan Green with some ideas for a more realistic, human-centred, foreign aid agenda. Last week I went along to the annual conference of DFID’s Social Development Advisers (SDAs…
19 March 2019
Scott L. Montgomery explores how climate change deniers have had the monopoly of ideas around energy use in the United States of America. Max Lerner was a Russian…
19 March 2019
Pupils in 60 countries went on strike from school on March 15, 2019, to demand urgent action from the world’s leaders on climate change. Here, a scientist answers teenagers’…
18 March 2019
Conducting research in new socio-economic spaces can bring unexpected challenges. For two researchers in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo their identities as white…
18 March 2019
Does living in an EU member state give citizens a more positive view of the EU? Rosalind Shorrocks and Roosmarijn de Geus show how extended exposure to European Union membership…
15 March 2019
The dominance of scholars from the global North is widespread, and this extends to the student curriculum. Data on reading lists shows large authorial imbalances, which has…
14 March 2019
Kieron O'Hara and Wendy Hall ask what kind of governance arrangements are needed for a world with four internets. On the fringe of the 2019 World Economic Forum gathering at Davos…
14 March 2019
Jason Hickel argues that we have to rethink our obsession with growth to avert coming disasters.  Warnings about ecological breakdown have become ubiquitous. Over the past…