Global Policy

Biography

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.

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Books

Situating India’s Northeast in the Bay of Bengal Regional Architecture
Price: Free! Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science » International relations / general
This volume aims to capture the potential of India's Northeast region as a crucial connecting space that can enhance India’s cross-border diplomatic, infrastructural, and commercial interactions within the Bay of Bengal regional architecture by balancing it with the Northeast’s own developmental priorities and security concerns.
Sustainable Development in Action: Examining Global North-South Divergences
Price: Free! Words: 50,070. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Edited by Soumya Bhowmick and Nilanjan Ghosh, this GP-ORF volume explores the potential to alter the trade-offs existing within the SDGs framework into synergies considering the post-pandemic development priorities. The volume is divided into the three main domains that define Agenda 2030—people, planet and prosperity.
Revisiting the 1951 Refugee Convention: Exploring Global Perspectives
Price: Free! Words: 35,100. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science » Human rights
This volume revisits the relevance of the 1951 Convention in today’s world. The volume is divided into three segments—Understanding the Relevance of the 1951 Convention; Refugee Protections and Local Geographies; and the Rohingya: Precarities of a Stateless People—to include perspectives from diverse geographies.
Digital Debates: CyFy Journal 2021
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Security
Edited by Trisha Ray and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, contributors to the 2021 CyFy Journal analyse ongoing ‘battles’ between enduring Leviathans (states) and technology corporations that shape how we consume, interact and generate value online. The narratives around a ‘third way’ and propagation of the concept of ‘cyber sovereignty’ point to a new anxiety that grips nations and communities globa
Brass Tacks: Unpacking the Indo-Pacific Template
Price: Free! Words: 43,970. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Edited by Pratnashree Basu, this volume of the GP-ORF Series will explore the currents that characterise a geopolitically tense Indo-Pacific with the aim to untangle or decongest this geographical space, which has in a sense become encumbered by a multitude of strategic ascriptions and ensuing policy prescriptions.
From Alpha Century to Viral World: The Raisina Young Fellows Speak
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 41,490. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and ZEIT-Stiftung are delighted to publish this compilation of essays by the Raisina Young Fellows, class of 2020. They compel us to engage with four important spheres of our existence that seek urgent inquiry and dialogue—climate and sustainability, the new world order, democracy and pluralism, and technology and digital societies.
A 2030 Vision for India’s Economic Diplomacy
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 78,390. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Edited by Malancha Chakrabarty and Navdeep Suri this volume aims to spell out what India's economic diplomacy should look like over the next decade.
The Future of War in South Asia: Innovation, Technology and Organisation
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Edited by Manoj Joshi and Pushan Das, the aim of this volume is to establish India’s defence technology goals and strategies needed to achieve them. How can the Indian Armed Forces adapt legacy platforms and doctrines to counter emerging military technologies of the future?
Digital Debates: CyFy Journal 2020
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 43,200. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » System Theory
Edited by Trisha Ray, Laetitia Bruce Warjri, Arjun Jayakumar and Samir Saran, this year’s Digital Debates echoes the darker undertones of 2020 and the decade ahead of us. Through three big stories that have taken centre stage, the book's nine essays capture the zeitgeist of our time: The pandemic and changing nature fo work; technology driven regime change; and technology as politics.
Pushing the Boundaries of Indian Tech: Women on the Frontlines
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 26,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Applied Sciences
India is witnessing two pivotal women-centric phenomena at this time—one, there is an unparalleled inclusion of women in the Indian economy, boosted by technology platforms; and two, women are increasingly pushing the boundaries of technology development. Edited by Nisha Holla and Annapurna Mitra, this Global Policy-ORF report on 'Women on the Frontlines' showcases the latter.
China's Strategic Ambitions in the Age of COVID-19
Price: Free! Words: 23,390. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
This Global Policy and Observer Research Foundation volume, edited by Kartik Bommakanti, captures the ambitions, complexities and impact of Beijing’s recent strategic choices as well the response of different countries to China’s growing assertiveness across the Indo-Pacific.
Tackling Insurgent Ideologies in a Pandemic World
Price: Free! Words: 32,330. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
Rethinking Cities in a Post-COVID-19 World
Price: Free! Words: 30,860. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » City planning, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
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.
Uncharted Territory: Emerging World Order Post COVID-19
Price: Free! Words: 23,400. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious
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.
The Viral World
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
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.
Regional Planning for Sustainable Land Use in India
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 64,730. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy
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.
GCC: Evaluation, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
Price: Free! Words: 56,170. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
Identity, Legitimacy and Power in the Muslim World
Price: Free! Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science » International relations / diplomacy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
Global Nuclear Security: Moving Beyond the NSS
Price: Free! Words: 34,940. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Arms control, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
The Future of the Middle East
Price: Free! Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
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.
A Decade of BRICS: Indian Perspectives for the Future
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 49,390. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
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.
The Mediterranean Reset: Geopolitics in a New Age
Series: Global Policy e-books. Price: Free! Words: 86,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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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.
Smart Cities Movement in BRICS
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Engineering (General)
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.
Line in the Waters: The South China Dispute and its Implications for Asia
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
Line in the Waters, edited by Abhijit Singh, looks at emerging security dynamics in the Southeast Asian littorals and their impact on Asian geopolitics and security.
Emerging Trans-Regional Corridors: South and Southeast Asia
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 33,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
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.
Digital Debates: CyFy Journal Volume 3 (2016)
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 37,790. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Security
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.
Global Politics After 9/11: Failed Wars, Political Fragmentation and the Rise of Authoritarianism
Series: Global Policy e-books. Price: Free! Words: 77,360. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science » Intergovernmental organizations, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science » International relations / general
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.
Neighbourhood First: Navigating Ties under Modi
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
Transformations in West Asia: Regional Perspectives
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy
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.
Global Goals, National Actions: Making the Post-2015 Development Agenda Relevant to India
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
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
New Room to Manoeuvre: An Indian Approach to Climate Change
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet
Series: Global Policy e-books. Price: Free! Words: 30,290. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
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'.
Promoting Democracy for Creating a Better and Peaceful World: Regional, National and Local Perspectives
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
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
Digital Debates: CyFy Journal 2015
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 52,510. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social aspects / general, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Internet
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.
Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications of the Framework Agreement
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 42,100. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Arms control
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.
India’s Urbanisation Experiences
Series: GP and ORF e-books, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 24,250. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » City planning, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
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.
The Future of Foreign Trade Support: Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance
Series: Global Policy e-books, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate finance, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business ethics
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?
Eradicating TB in India: Challenges, Perspectives and Solutions
Series: GP and ORF e-books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 33,580. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / respiratory
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.
Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Feasibility and Legitimacy
Series: Global Policy e-books, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.

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