Tom Kirk

Tom is GP's Online Editor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Post Archive

18 February 2019
Activists are increasingly targeting businesses – from oil companies to gun manufacturers – on the stock market. But can this strategy lead to lasting change? A surprising concern…
15 February 2019
Julie Louise Gerberding on the global lack of preparedness for epidemics.  Nipah virus, Lassa virus, Chikungunya virus, and MERS-CoV – these viruses are unfamiliar to most, yet…
14 February 2019
In the face of resurgent right-wing populism, the left’s relative weakness partly reflects the decline of unions and organized labor groups, which have historically formed the…
14 February 2019
The management of the EU budget and the role of the European Commission in the EU policy process have been key topics in debates over European integration in recent decades. …
13 February 2019
Leonie Westhoff introduces a new OxPolicy white paper paper “Jobs for the Future: Protecting the Labour Market in the Face of the AI Revolution”. Technological progress,…
12 February 2019
Gulcin Ozkan and Richard McManus explore the relationships between parliamentary systems and economic performance. Numerous amendments are being negotiated in the UK parliament in…
12 February 2019
Juergen Braunstein and Oliver McPherson-Smith examine the opportunities for Saudi Arabia. As American and Chinese trade representatives continue to discuss the two countries’…
07 February 2019
Not many of us would see a calculator as a threat to our jobs. Yet just as the development of these now ubiquitous tools disquieted some mathematicians, rapid advances in…
07 February 2019
It's easy to blame “Brussels bureaucrats” but national governments are often the biggest corporate lobbyists of all, a new report exposes today. Do you know why your phone bill is…
05 February 2019
Is austerity a ‘dream come true’ for neoliberals, or did the global financial crisis force policymakers to question neoliberalism’s core principles and change direction? Focusing…
05 February 2019
Amy Janzwood and Caitlin Scott explain why food companies have committed to science-based targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and argue that the unique challenges of…
04 February 2019
This is an article from The Conversation's Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates. Arturo Bris: Have you ever watched…
01 February 2019
There aren’t many corners of the world left untouched by humanity. Recent research has highlighted that just 23% of the planet’s land surface (excluding Antarctica) and 13% of the…