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BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

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The world is in economic, political and environmental gridlock – here’s why

The crisis of contemporary democracy has become a major subject of political science in recent years. Despite this, the symptoms of this crisis – the vote for Brexit and Trump, among others – were not foreseen. Nor were the underlying causes of this new constellation of politics. Focusing on the […]

by × 13 November 2017 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Beyond gridlock in world politics

Beyond gridlock in world politics

Deepening interdependence, due in part to the success of the postwar order, has contributed to an anti-global backlash across the world. Beyond Gridlock (Polity Press, 2017), seeks pathways of change through the gridlock. Can we manage the globalised world we have created? Every day seems to bring new evidence to the […]

by × 13 October 2017 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

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The enlightenment of President Trump?

The past three weeks have given the world a stunning role reversal in global governance. The United States, the world’s long-time leader in forging international cooperation, has begun to express a unilateralist creed, striking fear into the hearts of many countries worldwide. And China, long reticent about multilateralism, has committed […]

by × 09 February 2017 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Who should lead international institutions?

Who should lead international institutions?

The United Nations is seeking a new secretary-general. The World Bank presidency is up for grabs. The World Health Organization needs a new head. The same goes for several other international organisations. At a time when conflicts of interest among the United States and its allies, together with the rise […]

by × 05 October 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

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The global economy’s stealth resilience

Last week, Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, warned that if countries do not act together, the global economy could be derailed. Likewise, the OECD has warned that countries must move “urgently” and “collectively” to boost global growth prospects. Yet the G-20 finance ministers and central-bank governors to whom these entreaties were directed […]

by × 03 March 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

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How to save the World Bank

The World Bank is quietly sliding into insignificance, as its core fee-paying clients increasingly seek other lenders. If it is to survive, its management will need to streamline its loan approval processes and leverage the unique assets that distinguish it from its competitors. The Bank once comfortably earned enough to […]

by × 12 January 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

The IMF’s euro crisis

The IMF’s euro crisis

Over the last few decades, the International Monetary Fund has learned six important lessons about how to manage government debt crises. In its response to the crisis in Greece, however, each of these lessons has been ignored. The Fund’s participation in the effort to rescue the eurozone may have raised […]

by × 27 July 2015 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

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How to select the next UN Secretary-General

When the United Nations elects a new secretary-general next year, the world will face a crucial choice. With crises erupting in every region of the world, the need for strong, decisive leadership is self-evident. And yet the selection process for filling important international posts has often been characterised more by […]

by × 04 May 2015 ×