Guest author

Governance, cooperation and law, Guest author

Protests against TPP in Wellington, New Zealand. Source: Wikimedia

Vietnam: The first arrival of the TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a regional free trade agreement aimed at eliminating tariffs and lowering non-tariff barriers that is being negotiated by 12 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. TPP […]

by × 21 January 2016 ×

Guest author, Health, welfare and well-being

Gender transformation in Vietnam: from offence to legal right

Gender transformation in Vietnam: from offence to legal right

On November 24, 2015, the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam passed a new Civil Code which allows Gender Transformation in Vietnam. This Code, which consists of 27 chapters and 689 articles, will take effect from January 1st , 2017. Like in other countries around the world, homosexual behavior and transgender […]

by × 01 December 2015 ×

Governance, cooperation and law, Guest author

Stop The War protest in London (image source: Flickr, Photo by: David Martyn Hunt)

Building peace: what role for business?

What do these have in common: a coffee cooperative in Timor, a shipping firm in Somalia, a mining company in Liberia, a garment factory in Haiti?

There is a story here, but telling it (for my book, Regulating Business for Peace) involved researching a series of gaps. It meant studying non-events, a ‘paucity of data…’, things that arguably should have happened and did not.

by × 23 February 2015 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Guest author

The global challenge of inequality

The global challenge of inequality

The World Economic Forum has predicted that widening income disparities will, in the coming 12 to 18 months, become the greatest source of instability in the world. Antonio Garrigues Walker and Manuel Muniz suggest possible measures to reduce global inequality.

by × 02 April 2014 ×