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BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Global Cooperation Buckling Under Past Successes

Global Cooperation Buckling Under Past Successes

In finance and beyond, how is global cooperation failing from its own prior wins? The 2008-2009 financial crisis was arguably the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. Why, then, has regulatory reform in key countries and at the global level been so piecemeal? Measures that have been agreed on, […]

by × 11 September 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Understanding China’s domestic agenda can end UN climate gridlock

Understanding China’s domestic agenda can end UN climate gridlock

The EU and US need to understand the domestic constraints to what they can contribute to Chinese climate policy Li Shuo of Greenpeace China has recently argued on chinadialogue that UN climate talks can drive more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in China, the world’s largest emitter. This optimism goes against […]

by × 03 July 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Against the odds of history

Against the odds of history

The recent elections portend a democratic deepening in Pakistan. This is a moment to build on. The surprising landslide of Nawaz Sharif marks a historic moment in Pakistan’s political history. Many are optimistic that Pakistan has taken a momentous step towards strengthening its democracy. But for this opening to endure, […]

by × 02 July 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Three-parent IVF a step closer in the UK

Three-parent IVF a step closer in the UK

Various media, both in the UK and across the globe, are reporting that the UK government is backing the further development and use of technology to allow for embryos to be created that have 3 parents. This advance is designed to help couples where the mother carries an abnormality in […]

by × 28 June 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Gridlock: The Breakdown of Global Governance

Gridlock: The Breakdown of Global Governance

Many of the causes of contemporary gridlock stem in part from the previous successes of the multilateral order. The world has not been able to negotiate a new global trade deal for 19 years. After 21 years of climate talks, we have yet to find a way to meaningfully reduce […]

by × 28 May 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Security and conflict

Boston marathon bombers: terrorist motives in doubt?

If they are responsible for last Monday’s bombings, the Tsarnaev brothers are mass murderers. Whether they are terrorists is less clear.

by × 02 May 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Dr Adam Ritchie, Lord Robert May, Lord John Krebs, and Prof. David Clary

Science and Public Policy core ends with a panel of experts

Core IV of the Masters in Public Policy (MPP) came to a close last week with a panel on scientific advice to government. We were delighted to welcome three of the UK’s most esteemed scientists, all of whom have practical experience of giving advice to government. Lord Robert May FRS […]

by × 11 March 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Core IV: Science and Public Policy

It’s Friday of week 4, the halfway point of Hilary Term, which means we are also halfway through Core IV: Science and Public Policy.  I’m sure our first cohort of MPP students would agree that the last four weeks have been both exciting and engaging.   Core IV began with […]

by × 08 February 2013 ×