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The Western hegemony of the past 200 years is ending as power shifts towards the East and as Western states lose the authority to uphold a rules‐based multilateral order. In the wake of the Great Crash of 2008 the G20 leaders took steps to bolster the multilateral order, including reform of the...
Accountability is fundamental to democratic governance and good administration, but its multiple meanings and claimants challenge international organizations. Who is accountable implies who can be accountable, and the matters for which some process exists to hold them accountable through some...
This article is divided into three parts. The first section analyzes some narratives of international financialization and shows how the most relevant element of this process from the developing world's perspective (i.e. international financial liberalization) has generated significant costs for...
Financial crises have underscored two important points for East Asia's economic and financial stability and resilience: regional economies must become more self‐reliant while acknowledging that the growing interdependence has intensified the need for cooperation. Reconciling the need for...
To close the gap between existing country pledges and the necessary ambition level to limit anthropogenic climate change to not more than 2°C average global temperature increase above pre‐industrial levels, decision makers from both the public and private domain have started to explore a number...
Killer robots are systems that can choose targets without further human intervention. The US should take the lead at the United Nations in creating specific new global norms and clarify expectations and universally agreed behavior. The US is the only country in a strong enough position to take...
This article examines the ideology and the politics of buen vivir as the government of Rafael Correa in Ecuador has implemented them from 2007 to 2013. The analysis focuses on the implications of this model, which is based on a traditional Andean world view. The article first explores the main...
In exploiting big data, international organisations (IOs) are dependent on partnerships with private companies that own the data. There are concerns that disparity in financial resources and commitment between IOs and the private sector may not play in favor of IOs.
By connecting information from these different elements of the UN system, secretariat staff, although largely confined to contacts within the system, is in a favourable position to generate ideas.
To perceive Chinese‐Western countries’ relations in the developing world through a zero‐sum‐game prism is one‐sided. As their relations become increasingly interdependent, China and Western countries also have a strong motive to cooperate in the developing world.
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