The publication of my classmate Lukas’ blog post about the role of social-democratic parties in the fight against populist parties and movements caused a lot of discussion among the MPP class, and I felt I wanted to write a response. Although I agree that social-democracy could be an answer to […]
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Recent events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have proven one thing (among many); that “the people” are fed up with traditional partisan politics. The uninspiring administration of the status quo by governments has been penalised, and shallow and easy answers have been elected. Because of their […]
Recently, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath has been appointed as financial advisor by the office of Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, the southernmost state of India. The row that followed has once again opened the debate on the role of academia in the business of government and policy […]
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, […]
As Britain’s Coalition government struggles to suppress state spending, key institutions of state bear the brunt of cuts. At home, the NHS budget is ‘ring-fenced’, but budget challenges remain, whereas the Police cling firm to their priorities despite facing deeper cuts. Pivotal in promoting British interests abroad, two institutions, the […]
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 […]
“Global problems require global solutions.” This truism is a favorite of politicians attending global summits and IR scholars alike. On one level it is of course correct. We will not solve a problem like climate change unless all major emitters agree to reduce emissions. But the phrase glosses over […]