Global Policy is an innovative and interdisciplinary journal bringing together world class academics and leading practitioners to analyse both public and private solutions to global problems and issues. It focuses on understanding globally relevant risks and collective action problems; policy challenges that have global impact; and competing and converging discourses about global risks and policy responses. It also includes case studies of policy with clear lessons for other countries and regions; how policy responses, politics and institutions interrelate at the global level; and the conceptual, theoretical and methodological innovations needed to explain and develop policy in these areas.
Global Policy will be invaluable to those working in economics, global politics, government, international law, international relations, international political economy, and many other disciplines that contribute to developing global policy. The journal is also designed to inform and engage senior policymakers, private and public corporations, non-governmental organisations, and international bodies. The overall objective is to stimulate deep policy learning, relevant for the academy and for governments and key non-governmental players.
Global Policy's Editorial Board comprises a distinguished panel of academics who are supported by an International Advisory Board and a Practitioners' Advisory Board of experts from around the world to ensure the focus remains on pressing and relevant global issues. Global Policy is based at Durham University.
Contributors to this ORF/GP volume edited by Maya Mirchandani explore how COVID-19 has exacerbated existing political, socio-cultural, religious and ideological faultlines, with a focus on how it has made the pressing task of tackling on- and off- line extremism harder.
Cities around the world have faced the brunt of the COVID19 pandemic. Rethinking Cities, edited by Aditi Ratho and Preeti Lourdes John, explores the relationship between the pandemic and urban health infrastructure, climate resilience, informal settlements and work, social infrastructure, and commercial investments. And it provides potential directions for urban planning.
As global actors are pushed deeper into ‘uncharted territory’, this volume of selected essays seeks to describe, investigate and critically analyse key factors that will shape the world’s journey to a post-COVID-19 era.
Edited by Maya Mirchandani, Shoba Suri and Laetitia Bruce Warjri, this series of articles and essays paint a wide, anthropological canvas that delves into the impact of the novel coronavirus on geopolitics, world trade, public health and policy, and socio-economic interactions.
This publication aims to build knowledge of the best ways to utilise land through spatial planning on a broader scale, i.e., district or region. It comprises twelve chapters written by Indian scholars and professionals, who describe the role regional spatial planning can play in overcoming India’s social, economic, environmental, and infrastructure challenges.
The contributors to this volume explore the policies and priorities of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, the tensions within and across the organisation, and behavioural traits of its key actors. Several also pay close attention to the GCC’s interactions with the wider region and in particular such countries as Iran and Turkey.
Edited by Juline Beaujouan
This e-book is the fruit of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) third annual conference on the theme “Identity, Legitimacy and Power in the Muslim World”. It gathers insights from academics, analysts and field observers, and offers a multidisciplinary overview of the current situation of the Muslim World.
This volume brings together four Indian scholars and four Dutch scholars to examine the issue of nuclear security from multiple perspectives, including theoretical and policy prisms. The primary objective of this volume is to understand and share Indian and Dutch knowledge, and to continue the conversation after the 4th (and final) NSS.
This e-book asks the representatives from various opposition Islamist movements - political outcasts today, but potential leaders of the Arab world tomorrow - and distinguished Western experts to offer their views on where they think the Middle East is heading and what Western policy should be.
As the BRICS grouping nears a decade of existence, this GP-ORF volume offers commentary from pre-eminent scholars and emerging next-generation researchers on measures that can separate and insulate the group from the vagaries of international discord.
This volume explores the geopolitics of the Mediterranean region which has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century, partly as a result of local state dynamics and partly as a product of transformational changes at the international and broader regional levels.
Urbanisation creates as many opportunities for societies as it does a gamut of challenges. Globally, more and more nations are pondering the concept of a ‘smart city,’ and examining the suitability of applying so-called smart solutions to the multifaceted problems of cities.
Edited by K. Yhome and Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, this volume looks at four specific proposed and/or planned projects of trans-regional economic corridors connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia, and through them to other regions.
The world is witnessing two parallel sets of conversations on digital policy. One is largely focused on translating rights from the offline world to the online world. The other attempts to negotiate the very nature of, and need for, these rights. The real challenge therefore lies in creating both a public sphere and a digital public sphere that attends to the integrity of both conversations.
by David Held
The essays in this book were all written by David under the shadow of 9/11 and the wars fought afterwards. They explore the impact of this event on global politics and the many ramifications it has had over time. They try to understand how these developments intersect, and sometime collide, with other events and trends, and they ask what sense we can and should make of them.
This publication brings to focus India’s policy towards its immediate and extended neighbourhood—South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members, Iran, China and Myanmar—under Modi thus far.
The second West Asia Conference titled “Transformations in West Asia: Regional Perspectives,” saw conversation on developments that followed the Arab Spring, which have created instability and political uncertainty throughout the West Asian region. The papers* presented in this short volume represent these conversations.
This volume, edited by Vikrom Mathur and Ritika Passi, unpacks the tensions inherent in various interpretations of sustainable development by eliciting debates given varied value systems and national interests; offers a framework through which to localise global goals like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); focuses on 10 SDGs that are India’s primary concerns; and ends with an evaluation
The essays in this joint publication from Global Policy and the Observer Researh Foundation illuminate the way forward for climate financing, technology transfer and green growth, providing an invaluable read to politicians, researchers and students of India’s climate diplomacy.
Can framing climate change as a “human rights issue” be expected to strengthen the political resonance of the problem and spur immediate and significant action? Can it open fertile legal avenues for its management? And is it the correct way of framing the problem?These are the questions addressed by contributors to Global Policy’s e-book entitled “Climate Change and Human Rights'.
This edited volume describes various impediments to democracy at the regional, national and local level, and offers ideas for successfully promoting democracy to achieve the fundamental goal of creating a better and peaceful world
The fourth publication in the GP-ORF series, the CyFy Journal Digital Debates 2015, features papers from practitioners of cyber security and internet governance across the world, who explore the implications of a changing digital arena.
Edited by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Arka Biswas, this volume from the Observer Research Foundation and Global Policy consists of nine chapters that deal with various aspects of the Iranian nuclear agreement reached on 2 April 2015.
This publication provides information on key urban challenges facing India, and directions the country could take to absorb and manage future growth. Five aspects responsible for achieving sustainable urbanisation are reviewed: Urban population trends, implementation of master plans, housing for the urban poor, solid waste management and the need for smart cities.
How will government support for foreign trade look like in the future? Will global standards for export credit and political risk insurance become reality by 2020? And how will strict rules and regulations for officially supported export credits and FDI regarding ethics, human rights and the environment impact growth through trade in general, or exporters in particular?
This publication features articles from leading policymakers, administrators, technical experts, journalists and members of civil society working in India’s tuberculosis (TB) landscape. It outlines the multifaceted nature of the TB epidemic, its impact on communities, learnings from global successes and the way forward towards tackling the disease successfully.
Debates about military intervention, humanitarian or otherwise, typically involve three issues: the legality of intervention in relation to international law, the legitimacy of the intervention to the wider public and the feasibility of proposed interventions. Edited by David Held and Kyle McNally, this e-book brings together world-class academics and practitioners to comment on these issues.
As poverty declines, what if the remaining pockets of poverty are increasingly focused in countries where aid is already on the way to becoming irrelevant as domestic resources grow - such as some middle income countries - or in countries which cannot absorb aid easily and quickly – meaning many fragile states? This is the question addressed by contributors to Global Policy’s first e-book.