Governance, cooperation and law

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Will Decentralization in Yemen Marginalize Citizens?

Will Decentralization in Yemen Marginalize Citizens?

With the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) in Yemen concluded on 25 January 2014, the constitution-drafting period will focus on incorporating the outcomes of the NDC discussions into the new national charter. A close examination of the outcomes of the NDC may help address any shortcomings in the NDC agreements during […]

by × 20 February 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Ukrainian “Orange Revolution 2.0” – Is Arab Spring Going Back To Eastern Europe, Where It Started 10 years ago?

Ukrainian “Orange Revolution 2.0” – Is Arab Spring Going Back To Eastern Europe, Where It Started 10 years ago?

It is 18 February, 2014 and “Khreschatyk”, central street of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, is witnessing hundreds of thousands of angry demonstrators – the biggest public uprising since 2004 “Orange Revolution”. People came out in the streets to protest against government’s decision which rejected Association Agreement (AA) with the EU […]

by × 19 February 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Behavioral Science in the Regulatory State

Behavioral Science in the Regulatory State

President Obama’s Executive Order 13563 for the first time in history encouraged administrative agencies to draw upon the behavioral sciences in the design and implementation of new regulations. To date, however, agencies have received no practical guidance on how to integrate behaviorally inspired regulatory instruments into the regulatory process. How […]

by × 31 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Leadership, legitimacy and accountability

Leadership, legitimacy and accountability

Social media can voice people’s demands, here and now. But they also often disperse or distort the original message, by mixing diverse audiences into a single communication channel. Users of social media who claim to reflect the “voice of the people” face a dual responsibility and challenge to accurately and […]

by × 20 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Government with the people

Government with the people

Geoff Mulgan spoke on the evening of Monday 9 December as part of the Blavatnik School of Government’s Challenges of Government Conference. Mulgan was known already to many in the audience – perhaps from his work as co-founder of Demos, as a past director of the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy […]

by × 17 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

People Power Politics – how change happens

People Power Politics – how change happens

As the world celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life and mourned his passing, I found myself sitting in the opening session of the Challenges of Government conference, reflecting upon the interaction between people, power and governments. Mandela symbolises the anti-apartheid movement. The movement in turn symbolises people-powered change. This is because it […]

by × 07 January 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Debating Federalism in Yemen

Debating Federalism in Yemen

The Southern Movement in Yemen, known as Southern Hirak, is closer than ever before to achieving a negotiated resolution that addresses at least some of its demands. Capitalizing on Southern grievances following the 1994 civil war in Yemen, Hirak established itself as a protest movement in 2007 demanding to address […]

by × 11 November 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Less is more when it comes to migrant rights

Less is more when it comes to migrant rights

Last week the UN General Assembly debated the global governance of international labour migration. This meeting was particularly timely, following reports of numerous deaths among Nepalese workers on World Cup construction sites in Qatar. But as they gathered in New York, policymakers  once again overlooked one of the hardest questions […]

by × 07 October 2013 ×