Governance, cooperation and law

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Nigeria: the salience of depoliticising election management bodies

Nigeria: the salience of depoliticising election management bodies

Across the world, election management bodies (EMBs) operate as bulwarks of the democratic process. By superintending electoral competition, EMBs uphold democratic values, influence political behaviour and shape the character of democratic institutions. These daunting tasks vest substantial responsibility in electoral institutions to ensure decisions, policies and programmes are guided by […]

by × 30 June 2021 ×

Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Is the EU’s Carbon Border Tax a good approach?

Is the EU’s Carbon Border Tax a good approach?

The EU’s Green Deal demonstrated strong climate ambition indeed. Nevertheless, it is far from being free of concerns and controversies, particularly considering its implications beyond domestic EU politics. A controversial element is the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). This mechanism is intended to place a carbon price on imports of […]

by × 24 June 2021 ×

Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

EU flags at the European Commission Berlaymont building. Image by Guillame Périgois via Unsplash.

What does it mean to be green? Some remarks on the EU sustainable finance package

In its quest to make Europe the ‘first climate-neutral continent’, the EU has established a sustainable finance action plan that seeks to channel funds towards ‘greener’ economic activities and investments that will lead the world towards a net-zero circular economy with little environmental impact. The EU Taxonomy Regulation – an […]

by × 24 May 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Photo by Zbynek Burival on Unsplash

Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change

It might seem odd to find supporters of climate action debating the merits of a concept that science shows to be essential for halting climate change, and which is accordingly embedded at the heart of the defining global agreement.

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Building a new elite

Building a new elite

Like many countries, France faces the challenge of building a public administration ambitious enough to attract people of purpose and talent, but also open enough to recruit from a much wider cross-section of society. Tinkering with the prestigious École Nationale d’Administration will not achieve this.

by × 28 April 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Nine recommendations on digital trade policy for the UK government

Nine recommendations on digital trade policy for the UK government

The UK government has identified digital trade as one of the main sources of growth that will catapult us out of the doldrums of the pandemic. And now that we’ve left the EU, the government also wants the UK to play a leading role in setting the international standards and regulations that govern the global digital economy.

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law, Health, welfare and well-being

The green shoots of COVID solidarity

The green shoots of COVID solidarity

Rich-country governments must now donate COVID-19 vaccines immediately to vulnerable countries, contribute more to international initiatives to ensure a genuinely global rollout, and work with pharmaceutical firms to deliver more transparent, non-exclusive licensing deals. Only this level of solidarity can restore global growth. In a recent letter to her G20 […]

by × 26 March 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law, Health, welfare and well-being

What we learned from tracking every COVID-19 policy in the world

What we learned from tracking every COVID-19 policy in the world

In March 2020, as COVID-19 swept around the globe, my colleagues and I began debating the bewildering new measures popping up around the world with our master’s students in a politics of policymaking class at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. We had a lot of questions. Why […]

by × 25 March 2021 ×